ARTIST STATEMENT: "I tell stories and explore storytelling modes and traditions across cultures. My interdisciplinary projects include books, films, performances, photographs, paintings, and other imaginings often merged across genres and media. Most of my work is fictional, parafictional, dramatic, and poetic. Regardless of form, I am interested in the concept of power and how it manifests itself in individual and societal contexts. Often my protagonists are those struggling to find power: marginalized people, animals, and other beings in situations they desperately want to control. I am particularly invested in telling women's stories and am deeply influenced by my Salvadoran-American background, upbringing in the South, and current life in New York City. General interests include the environment, technology, history, immigration, and disability."