Sonia Guiñansaca

Managing Director

Internationally acclaimed queer migrant poet, cultural organizer and activist from Harlem by way of Ecuador. Guiñansaca has performed at The Met, Brooklyn Museum, The Highline, Joe Pubs, El Museo Del Barrio, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, and featured on NBC, PBS, Latina Magazine, Pen American, the Poetry Foundation, and UK’s Diva Magazine to name a few. They've presented keynotes, workshops, and panels at universities throughout the country. Their migration and cultural equity work has also taken them to London and Mexico to advice on arts & policy projects. Named as 1 of 10 Up and Coming Latinx Poets You Need to Know by Remezcla, 1 of 13 Coolest Queers on the Internet by Teen Vogue, the 2017 and 2018 Artist in Residence at NYU's Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and 1 of 3 U.S.A Future Leaders Delegates for the British Council in 2018.  They emerged as a national leader in the undocumented/migrant artistic and political communities. Co-founded and help build some of the largest undocumented organizations in the country, coordinating and participating in groundbreaking civil disobedience actions in the immigrant rights movement. They has also founded some of the first creative artistic projects by and for undocumented writers/artists. For the past 6 years leading cultural equity work as the Managing Director at CultureStrike. Now, represented by Writers House Agency and is working on their first book. (IG/Twitter: @TheSoniag)

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