My name is Jessika Fancy, a queer artist, a magic maker, working class, white, chronically ill femme. I am eternally devoted to flowers and animals. My immediate ancestry that I am aware of is Acadian, Ukrainian, Polish, and French Québécois.
I was born in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal Québec; the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Huron/Wendat, Abenaki, and Anishinaabeg (Algonquin) and possibly other tribes.
I am a full-time artist, poet and magic maker; who does not have access to wealth of any kind outside of the income I generate with my various projects. I think that it is an important piece of the puzzle, as too often people make it look so easy and glamorous to be their own boss without disclosing their access to financial/generational wealth.
Chronic illness, queerness and magic have both shaped my life in profound ways. From the early days of being a teenage riot grrrl baby-witch, involved in activism and anti racist work, to being hit with an impactful mystery illness during my Saturn return. My art and magical practice take up a lot of my energy as I consider myself to be an eternal student. I continue to dedicate my time, energy and resources to social justice movements, through supporting and uplifting the voices of QTBIPOC folks in my community. The internal work of unlearning harmful behaviours is never done. I am grateful for all the teachers, ancestors, and community driven actions that I get to witness, participate in, and learn from.
One of my greatest joys in life is offering my gifts in all the ways they take shape to my community and loved ones far and wide. I dream of the mountains, the deserts and the oceans on the daily and hope to eventually build a queer centered art residency where we can gather to create, as I cook nourishing foods to feed our spirits.