Intisar Abioto is a writer, dancer, photographer, and explorer. Originally from Memphis, TN, she received her B.A. in Dance from Wesleyan University. With a research focus on the global African Diaspora, her unique form of story inquiry as a way of life has taken her from Memphis to Berlin to Djibouti and beyond. With her four sisters, she co-founded The People Could Fly, an international arts expedition based on the children’s book by Virginia Hamilton, The People Could Fly. She runs The Black Portlanders, an exploratory photo blog imaging people of African descent in Portland OR and recently released her first publication, Black Portlands.