baRbRa is a writer, transnational feminist, and LA native who is an alumna of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People and VONA/Voices Workshop. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Mass Communications and minors in Public Policy and Creative Writing. She earned her Masters in Media Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Having previously worked at the Japanese American National Museum and with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, she currently works at the University of California, Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center. She is the National Communications Director of the grassroots women’s organization AF3IRM and serves as the curator of AF3IRM's The Truth We Carry: The Insurgent Narratives Project. She is interested in writing and other creative arts as a tool for healing from trauma and for fighting against personal, political oppression.
I write because I choose not to forget.