Professional and Creative Experience
WHAT AM I WORKING ON?
Francis is currently developing a chapbook collection of her poems and essays over the past 10 years. She is also currently working on two plays centering intersectional experiences of individuals
Francis Madi is a cultural organizer: writer (poet, essayist, playwright), stage actress, community organizer, policy advisor, podcast host, and public speaker. Her work is heavily influenced and informed by her undocuqueer migrant experience as a Lebanese-Venezuelan living in the US.
She is a 2020 Ars Nova Emerging Leader and a 2019 National Urban Fellow. Her non-profit advocacy and managing experience includes the New York Immigration Coalition, the Arab American Association of NY, 32BJ-SEIU, Herstory Writers Workshop, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and most recently, Ars Nova Theater Company.
Her writing has been featured in the New York Times, Medium.com, Vanidades Venezuela, The New Republic, Long Island Wins, and many other smaller publications. Her poems and essays have been included in migration anthologies in recent years too. She co-hosts a monthly podcast called La Arepa y El Taco centering Latinx, Undocu-Immigrant, POC, Queer experience conversations.