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Karina Muniz

Karina Muñiz-Pagán is a queer Xicana prose writer of mixed-heritage with roots in San Francisco and the El Paso/Juarez border. She has a MFA from Mills College where she was the Community Engagement Fellow and taught creative writing to members of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a Latina immigrant rights base-building organization in the Bay Area, where she also served as Political Director. As a result of the workshops, Karina is working on a bilingual (Spanish/English) anthology Where I Live to be published by the end of 2018. Karina is an alumna as well as Faculty Assistant with Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA), and contributing writer for the online journal, Race, Poverty and the Environment (RP&E). She has also served as a board member with Brava! for Women in the Arts theater in the Mission District and is the recipient of the Melody Clarke Teppola prize in Creative Nonfiction. Karina is a community organizer believing in the power of storytelling to heal, transform and create new possibilities. She works at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, lives in Long Beach and is working on her forthcoming memoir, Fly Girl.