Briana Noonan is located in Tempe, AZ and graduated with a BFA in Photography from ASU in May 2013. Her work is primarily based within her relationship ties and her own personal self reflection. This includes exploring her own depression, anxiety, chronic invisible illness and queerness. She has a queer politics identity. This grows from a place of wanting people to see each other as individual humans and practice a politics of kindness. Briana believes that art is an important part of healing and social justice. Existence is a form a resistance and using art as a platform to promote that existence is necessary. She thinks there is something so beautiful about how photography can be a form of storytelling. It gives a platform to visually impact others and challenge them to push past their original conceptions of who they think someone is. Briana is one of the four co-founders of Femme Fotale, a photographic book/zine to empower women and push them to the forefront of the photographic world. Femme Fotale has just released Volume V: Resistance, Resilience, and Hope that explores different women, femme identifying and gender non-conforming artists forms of social justice. She is also currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Pedagogy at ASU to further her knowledge about how to enact change both through the arts and education. Upon completing this program she hopes to run a non-profit that explores art as a form of healing and social justice specifically for queer individuals.