CV & Recognition



30 Strikingly Beautiful Gender Non-Conforming/Gender Non-Binary  Selfies 2015
Trans 100, Curator 2015
Trans 100, Curator 2014
18 Million Rising Filipino American History Month Hero 2013
Trans 100: 100 Most Amazing Transgender People in the U.S. 2013
Trans Justice Funding Panel 2013
Trans 100 Honoree, 2013
Trans 100: 100 Most Amazing Transgender People in the U.S. 2013
QWOC Media Wire’s Top 5 LGBT People of Color POETS 2013
Transgender Leadership Summit Advisory Board 2012
Filipino American Historical Society Feature 2011
Campus PRIDE HOT List Artist 2009-2010
The Windy City Times PRIDE Poetry 1st Prize 2009
Crossroads Foundation Individual Activist Award 2005
Gwendolyn Brooks Open-Mic Award, Finalist 2005
The Windy City Times ’30 Under 30′ Award 2005


Acme Arts, Chicago IL
Art House Productions, Jersey City NJ
Artisphere, DC
Asian American Writers’ Workshop, NYC
Berl’s Poetry Shop, Brooklyn, NY.
Bluestockings Books, NYC
Bowery Poetry Club, NYC
Brecht Forum, NYC
Brownstone Books, Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, LA
Che Voondun, New Orleans, LA
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
Dixon Place, NYC
East Meets West Bookstore, Cambridge MA
East Side Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
The Guild Complex, Chicago IL
The Green Mill, Chicago IL
The HotHouse, Chicago IL
The Leather Museum, Chicago IL
The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
Mental Graffiti, Chicago IL
Middlesex Lounge, Boston MA
Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia PA
The Note, Chicago IL
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
The Outpost, Brooklyn, NY
Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA
Red Lion Pub, Chicago IL
The Subterranean, Chicago IL
Sugarland, Brooklyn NY
Spontaneous Celebrations, Boston MA
Washington Hall, Seattle WA.
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago IL
Women and Children’s First Bookstore, Chicago, IL.
Young Chicago Authors Chicago IL.

Community & Organizations

The Allied Media Conference
Amigas Latinas
Asian Arts Initiative
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Asian Arts Initiative
The Asian American Film Festival
Asian Desi Pacific Islander Freedom School
The Audre Lorde Project
The Autonomous Zone
Boston Progress
Brown Boi Project
Butch Voices
The Cafe Batey Urbano
Cafe Intifada
Center for Immigrant Resources & Community Arts (CIRCA)
The Chicago Dyke March
The Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Historical Society
The Cipher Project
Dr. Pedro Albizu- Campos Puerto Rican High School
Estrojam 2008
Equilibrium: Spoken Word at the Loft
Exposure Festival (Edmonton, CA.)
The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) NY
Five Points Variety Hour
Free Dimensional
The Gay Center, NYC.
Gabriela Network
GLSEN’s National Day of Silence/Night of Noise
Hollywood Queer Open-Mic
Homolatte, Queer Words & Music
Howard Brown Health Services
Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People
Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
International Workers’ Day/ People’s March May 1st
Insight Arts
The Inspired Word
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
Unlocked: International Women’s Day
Jane Addams’s Hull House
Ladyfest Midwest
Lambda Literary Review
Lane Technical High School
The Latina Reproductive Rights Institute
The Leeway Foundation
The Leftist Lounge, Chicago
The Lesbian Community Cancer Project
The Lesbian Theater Initiative
The Lesbians of Color Symposium
Louder Than A Bomb Youth Poetry Slam
Kriti Festival
Mayworks Festival of Working Class Culture
The Mexican Fine Arts Museum
Middlesex Lounge
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Association
Not in Our Name
PAC/Edge Festival
PINTIG Cultural Group
Rape Victim Advocates
Rebel Cupcake
Queens Pride House
Queer Asian & Pacific Alliance, Boston
Queers for Economic Justice
Queer People of Color Conference
Senn High School
The Southern Riot Grrrl’s Convention
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Ugnayan NY/NJ
Video Machete
Women & Children’s First
Women in the Director’s Chair
Young Women’s Empowerment Project


Bailiwick Theatre, Chicago IL.
Black Repertory Theater, Providence, RI.
Bowery Poetry Club, NYC.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NYC.
Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL.
Congress Theater, Chicago IL.
La Central Gallerie, Montreal, Quebec.
The Langston Hughes Center for Performing Arts, Seattle, WA.
Loop Theater, Chicago, IL.
Musée Juste Pour Rire , Montreal Quebec.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark NJ
New World Theater, Amherst, MA.
The Palmerston Library Theater, Toronto Canada
Queens Museum, Queens NY.
Stage Left Theatre, NYC.
The Theatre Building, Chicago IL.
Vittum Theater, Chicago, IL.
Wow Theatre Cafe, New York City, NY.

Universities & Schools

University of Alabama
University of Arizona
Barnard College
Brooklyn College
Brown University
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at San Diego
University of California at Santa Barbara
Cuny Graduate Center
Cuny Law School
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia University
University of Connecticut
University of Chicago
DePaul University
George Brown College, Toronto
George Washington University, DC.
Haverford College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Highline College
U of I at Chicago
U of I at Champaign-Urbana
Loyola University
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Malcolm X College
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
The College of New Jersey
The School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Oakton Community College
Oberlin College
Oregon State University, Corvallis
University of Oregon, Eugene
University of New England
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Otis College of Arts
Pace University
Princeton University
Portland Community College
Portland State University
Ramapo College
Swarthmore College
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania
University of Tennessee
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
University of Wisconsin (Whitewater)
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University


The Advocate (2015)
Ahora (2004)
Asian American Literary Review (2017)
Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (2010)
Autostraddle (2012, 2016, 2017)
BITCH Magazine (2013, 2017)
Brother (2008)
Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence (2008)
Curve Magazine (2014)
Criptiques Anthology (2014)
DapperQ (2012)
The DePaulia (2003)
Filipino American Psychology: A Collection
of Personal Narratives (2010)
Forward Together (2012, 2013) (2015)
Lantern Magazine (2001)
Lambda Literary Review (2017)
LOUDmouth Zine (2008)
Kicked Out (2009)
maganda magazine (2003)
make/shift magazine (2009 & 2010)
The Margins (2017) (2015)
Mother Tongues (2002)
Revolution Starts At Home, Zine (2008)
Outside the XY: Queer Brown Masculinity (2015)
Philippine American Psychology: Narratives (2010)
Plentitude Magazine (2015)
POOR Magazine (2013)
Queer Women of Color Media (2013)
Sable Magazine (2007)
The Signal (TCNJ Newspaper) (2010)
Subject to Change (2017)
Strong Families (2012)
Venus Zine: Reader of the Week (2008)
We Got Issues! a Young Woman’s Guide to
Living a Bold, Courageous, & Empowered life (2006)
Windy City Queer (2011)
The Windy City Times (2009)
Winter Tangerine (2016)
Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices (2015)

Panels / Workshops / Speaking

Allied Media Conference (2015)
The Audre Lorde Project: Reclaiming Our Health – Featured Speaker (2010)
Asian Arts Initiative – Artist-in-Residence Retreat Facilitator (2005-2007)
Asian Desi Pacific Islander Freedom School (2014)
The Chicago Dyke March – Keynote Speaker (2004)
The Chicago Fringe Festival – Panelist (2007)
Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference (CLPP)- (2013)
Workshop & Keynote Speaker  (2014)
Color of Violence 4 – Featured Performer & Facilitator (2015)
Defining Ourselves, Shaping Our Reality  GabNet- Workshop
Office of LGBTQ Students NYU – Workshop Facilitator (2016)
LGBTQQI Activism & Caucus (2005)
Disabilities Resource Center at University of Illinois at Chicago –
Feature & Facilitator (2014)
Disability Studies, UC Berkeley – Guest Lecturer (2015)
Filipino American History & Biography – Course Featured Speaker (2013)
Gay & Straight Alliance of Central PA Conference – Keynote Speaker (2016)
The Human Rights Institute – Featured Performer (2016)
International Women’s Day Rally/March – Keynote Speaker (2006)
IvyQ Conference at Princeton University – Closing Keynote Speaker (2014)
National Queer Arts Festival- Featured Video (2013)
Hemispheric Institute NWT Intersections- Workshop: Future Aesthetics
of Hip-Hop Theater (2006)
The National Women’s Studies Association Conference-
LGBTQ Human Rights in Women’s Solidarity Work (2004)
Northeast Queer Trans People of Color Conference – Keynote Speaker (2016)
PAC/EDGE Festival, Panel (2005)
Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, Panel & Moderator (2012, 2013)
Queering Brooklyn: LGBTQ Immigration and Transnational Realities (2010)
Queens Queer Cultural Festival, NYC. (2010)
Queer Survival Economics Conference – Keynote & Closing Panel (2015)
Queer People of Color Conference – Keynote Speaker & Performer (2016)
Queer Youth of Color Conference – Keynote Speaker (2012)
Queer Youth Empowerment – Keynote Speaker (2012)
Res Artis, Future Residency – From Hosting to Hospitality in
the Era of Globalization (2010)
Southern Human Rights Organizers Conference (2014)
Strong Families, Oakland. (2012)
Trans*Asterisk Conference – Keynote Speaker (2016)
Trans Day of Action, NYC. (2010-2012)
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Columbia University (2012)
Transgender/GNC APIA Panel, NQAPIA (2012, 2013)
Tuloy Ang Pakikibaka, Gabriela Network Conference (2003)
University of IL Office of GLBT Concerns- Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, Panel (2004)
University of IL Asian Pacific American Coalition-
Unseen/Unheard Conference (2002)


Bakla/Tomboy: A documentary on Gay & Lesbian Filipinos (2003)
Chicago Public Radio, Louder Than a Bomb (2005)
Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Amplified (2006)
Can LGBTQ + School = Safe? (2006)
DapperQ: He Said/We Said (2012)
Hollow Earth Radio: LuluNation & #SadBoisClub (2015)
Little Boy Panties Project (2003)
KPFA On Transgender Men & Art (2013)
National Queer Arts Festival, Mangos W/ Chili (2012)
NYLON Magazine (2017)
Outspoken FIERCE Documentary (2009)
Paula’s Picks on KBOO FM (2010)
Queer Pier, 40 Years (2011)
The Visibility Project (2012)
WBAI, Asia Pacific Forum (2014)


University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland (2001)
Exposure Festival, Edmonton Canada (2010)
The Lesbian Arts Festival (LAF), Dublin Ireland (2003)
Mayworks Festival of Working Class Culture, Toronto Canada (2014)
Philippine Consulate Exhibit, Frankfurt Germany (2010)
Positive Space Feature, George Brown College, Toronto Canada (2015)
Res Artis The Americas: Independant Artistic Practices in
the Era of Globalization, Montreal Quebec. (2010)
Sugar Club, Dublin Ireland (2003)