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b. 1986, HK.

  Image by Rebel Mariposa.

Image by Rebel Mariposa.

I am an artist and photographer making experimental documentary work. Raised in Los Angeles, I am the daughter of migrants, brown, queer, multi-ethnic, and aspirant of beauty and truth. I have worked on assignments for The California Sunday Magazine, Buzzfeed, Amplifier Art, and Remezcla. My photography can be seen in LA Weekly, LA Times, NPR, Contemporary Arts Review, The Current, La Liga, and Girls Like Us. I hold a degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. 

In 2018, I was included in the Authority Collective’s LIT List of 30 outstanding photographers and I am currently a member of Women Photograph. My work has been exhibited at Photoville and the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York, Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, MexicArte Museum and the Benson Latin American Collection in Austin, and Centro de Artes and Galeria Guadalupe in San Antonio. 

In the advent of the 2017 Women’s March I co-created We the People - Defend Dignity with Amplifier Art and Obey Giant based on one of my photographs. Defend Dignity has become an iconic political graphic in the movement for social justice. With the support of the NALAC mentorship grant, I co-published my first book Femme Frontera, with Adriana Monsalve by Homie House Press. Both Femme Frontera and We the People - Defend Dignity have been added to the Library of Congress. With a passion for stories of migration, diaspora, gender, and culture, ultimately, I believes my work is collaborative and honors a process of relationship-building, experimentation, and expression.