PAGES Matam is a genderqueer med school drop-out turned award-winning multi-hyphenate, pleasure advocate and agent of imagination. Born and raised in Cameroon then blossomed in the DMV (Piscataway Land), they love Mario Kart, anime and fried plantains as much as crafting High-concept TV Dramas and poetry that is immigrant AF, Black AF, Queer AF. A national poetry slam champion with fellowships at Callaloo, Circle of Confusion, Artist Disruptors and more, their two decades of creative writing and performance work and radical teaching practice with a focus on social justice is fueled by Toni Morrison’s words: “the function of freedom is to free someone else.”