Cassidy Arrington (they/them) is a poet, photographer, and videographer from Philadelphia, PA with a BA in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration Studies from Yale University. Arrington’s artwork centers intimacy and adolescence in queer and Black kinships. Their practice has been heavily informed by their own experience growing up as a queer Black kid. Poetry has served as an important artistic outlet for Arrington through their involvement with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement, Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival, Yale University Art Gallery and WORD Performance Poetry at Yale. Growing up in the Philadelphia visual art and poetry scene, Arrington developed an intimate relationship to the arts as a means for survival. They channeled this perspective into their photography, determined to depict urban, Black, and queer communities with care.