Hadiya Shire (she/her) is a writer and arts administrator from Minneapolis, MN. She holds a BA in English and Africana Studies from Vassar College. She has worked in the Twin Cities literary arts and performance space for over eight years. Before joining ADT, Hadiya worked for Graywolf Press, The University of Minnesota Press, In Black Ink, Springboard for the Arts, and The Loft Literary Center. Her work in nonprofit administration, operations, finance, and logistics has supported programming that provides artists with resources to build and sustain artistic communities. Hadiya’s writing interrogates the notion of place, home, and belonging—specifically through the movement and responsibility of women’s bodies. She is honored to work in support of visionary change-making artists and dancers at ADT, sharing and upholding the value of storytelling and social justice through innovative performance.
Photo: Laichee Yang