Born in Topeka, Kansas, Maria is a big fan of stand-up comedy, Britpop, Hal Hartley movies, performance art, and documentary photography.
Maria holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Ohio University, and is a Board Member at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
She moved to California in 2008, and has worked for The ACLU of Northern California, and volunteered at The Lab. In 2010, she organized the Heartland Feminist Workshops in her hometown.
Her writing is included in an anthology about identity politics, Imagining the Black Female Body: Reconciling Image in Print and Visual Culture, and she is a contributing writer for the Ms. Magazine and Feminist Review blogs.
You can follow Maria on Twitter @HeartlandFmnist or you can contact her via email at HeartlandFeminist@gmail.com.
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