Christina Fonthes is a Congolese-British writer. Her mantra ‘telling stories through any means possible’ allows her to bring untold stories to life through her poetry, short stories, performances, and digital art.
Her work, laden with themes of womanhood, religion, and sexuality has taken her all over the UK to perform. Since embarking on her artistic journey, Christina has completed residencies with Royal Exchange Theatre, HOME Manchester Centre for International Contemporary Art, and Community Arts North West.
Her writing has been widely published in journals and anthologies including Ake Review, Crocus Books and Peepal Press. In 2017 she was longlisted for the OutSpoken London Page Poetry Prize.
Passionate about the voices of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) people, she is Cofounder of Rainbow Noir, an organisation supporting LGBT people of colour in the north west of England. Currently based in London, Christina is a member of the writer’s collective Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, founded by acclaimed poet Malika Booker.
In 2017 Christina founded REWRITE, a platform for Black Women and Women of Colour writers across the globe.