Karla is a peminista/pinay feminist - anak ng diaspora - with a passion for creating the projects that the world needs to become a better place.
She is a storyteller - whether in advocacy, academia or art. No matter the medium, Karla strives to tell the stories of her own experience as a second-generation Pilipinx-Canadian Settler, and to both create and hold space for others to do the same. Born and raised on Treaty 7 land (mohkínstsis) and splitting time in Tkaronto, she is an avid practitioner of Shine Theory and cares deeply for community/collective healing and growth.
When she is not busy smashing the patriarchy and disrupting colonialism, Karla can be found belting out musical theatre hits in her living room, crafting, or talking too much about her cat, Princess Lulu.
Diwa Filipino Film Showcase June 1-2, 2019 | Seattle, WA Seattle Center Armory Loft 1, FREE ADMISSION Screening of "JEZEBEL," official selection at the Diwa Filipino Film Showcase, on Sunday, June 2 at 2:15-3:15PM during the Living Pinay program.
Pinay Power II: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora Conference April 17-20, 2019 | Montreal, QC The Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University This conference serves as a critical, community-oriented intervention in Peminist theories and praxis, highlighting Filipina experiences in the diaspora. More information at www.pinaypower.ca. Screening of "JEZEBEL" on Friday, April 18 at 8:30-9:45AM during the Raising Peminist Plenary Panel with Dr. Melinda de Jesus and Dr. Valerie Francisco Menchavez, followed by panel discussion.