The Personal is Political
I became an ORGANIZER by way of my personal story. Storytelling is a powerful tool rooted in MOVEMENT. We call movements the spaces where new ideas emerge collectively to eventually change perspectives. I am grateful to have been a part of the modern day immigrant rights movement in the US, and to learn to unlearn what I was taught about our current institutions and marginalized communities. To understand the importance of rooting ourselves in INTERSECTIONALITY when we organize or educate others, when we support fellow movements to uplift Womxn's experiences, challenge traditional notions of gender and sexuality and instead love on Queer & Trans communities' existence, understand why Black Lives Matter, why we must defend all Workers' rights, stand with Indigenous People and make sure they retain autonomy for their lands, give visibility and accessibility to Disabilities.
I now want to use my knowledge to empower the next generation to continue doing [and undoing] this lifelong work and use my art to express these messages and connect with wider audiences beyond our movement spaces. I don't want to exist in a silo of superficial comfort at the expense of someone else's oppression. It's time to have UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS, put our egos aside, listen, teach, and learn.
New York State:
NYS Dream Act
Green Light NY:Driving Together
Farmworker Fair Labor and Practices Act
Legal Services Provision
Long Island, NY:
Nassau Redistricting Campaign
Long Island Language Advocacy
ICE out of Long Island