Sheila Quintana Aguilar is an undocumented mother and artist. She has a decade of community and political organizing experience at the intersection of migration, criminalization, and health. Sheila works with local, statewide, and national non-profit and social movement organizations and campaigns developing participatory, intersectional narrative and communication strategy for social change. She is an inaugural Leeway x IPMF Media Artist + Activist in Residence, a VONA writers workshop alum, and a recipient of the Artist Leadership Award by the Center for Cultural Power. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is a candidate for a Certificate in Novel Writing by the Creative Writing Program at the Stanford School of Continuing Studies.

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