Tina Bartolome is a San Francisco native and daughter of immigrants from the Philippines and Switzerland. Her writing can be found in the Sex issue of Hyphen Magazine, on Doveglion Press and in the anthology “Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice” (Carayan Press). An Omar S. Castaneda Fellow, she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Indiana University and her B.A. from San Francisco State University. She currently lives and works Oakland, California facilitating radical spaces for young people to develop leadership and artistic voice for making social change. She is equal parts dialectic materialist and astrologist, wall flower and dancehall queen.