Barbara Valencia (she/they) is a Guayaqueer born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She moved to the states at a young age, and has then practiced different creative mediums to bridge and mend her feelings of displacement and dysphoria as a soul in diaspora. Her latest focus is poetry and painting.
Coming from a mix of local campaign work and civil rights advocacy work, Barbara has always found their center by dedicating their work to helping others.
Barbara applies a queer indigenous lens to their work and the ways in which they take space. She loves studying people and is constantly aiming to build a creative practice around different mediums and exploring an abolitionist practice in their community.