welcome to my digital landing page.
bienvenidos a la página a mi sitio web. para español: aquí (es)
my home is in Minnesota, the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people.
i live and work in "The Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St Paul, known in the Dakota language as Bdeóta Othúŋwe & Imnižaska Othúŋwe. my heritage is partly based in Puerto Rico aka Boriquén, the second island in the Antilles archipelago to be colonized by Europeans and the world's oldest colony.
i work full-time as a media producer and a member of media collective 'Unicorn Riot'an educational non-profit organization born from the Internet in 2015.
through this horizontally-operated organization i've had the opportunity to hear hundreds of different peoples' stories as well as learn dozens of new skills.
for five years we have been producing ad-free media, including feature-length and short documentaries, all immediately available for streaming and commercial-free distribution.
click here for my digital portfolio of publications through UR.
some of my time is dedicated to using my body and my voice to make music.
i sing and play a full drum kit in folk punk group Ungrateful Little String Band.
since 2014 the six of us in ULSB have created two full-length albums together, Don't Tell Me How To Feel (2016) and Curses In Verses (2018), and traveled on tour together as far as St. Louis, Missouri.
i've worked at both a vegan raw foods restaurant and a plant-based comfort foods café. in 2018 i became serve-safe certified in the state of Minnesota.
"kyriarchy" is the word to describe the hegemonic social network/structure built around domination, oppression, and submission.
i strive for an anti-kyriarchical approach based around taking the time to listen to, and reflect upon, the perspectives shared by others. my goal is to help reasonable parties come to consensus through achieving mutual understanding, which hopefully reduces unnecessary suffering on this island Earth.
here's an up-to-date still-life selfie
hear ž's music with Ungrateful Little String Band on Bandcamp or Spotify.
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