The zines that I create are tend to be autobiographical because I want to share my personal experiences of being a Central American weirdo. I will be sharing a recently self-published comic and an illustration zine that talks about identity politics and using positive affirmations to uplift the different kinds of Central American femmes and women I have encountered with.
My zines are mostly depicting my personal experience about embracing my Central American culture while uplifting the beauty of Central American womxn and queers.
I started making zines in 2013 with my homegirl Brenda Montaño who empowered me to use my graphic design knowledge towards creating accessible artwork for our people.
Lately I use cartooning and illustration to create the content because I feel more connected to traditional mediums as a cartoonist and an inker.
I feel that it empowers people of all ages to realize that they are very capable of creating a book of their own. I believe zines in fact give each creator complete autonomy over what they write or illustrate, and the people are always going to want to support narratives that reflect that of their own.
I enjoy being with other folks who are basking int he spirit of sharing art, information, and literature through these easy-to-carry books. It is also how I fell in love with my partner and how I got to travel to different parts of the U.S.