Tina Bartolome is a San Francisco native and daughter of immigrants from the Philippines and Switzerland. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and her work is included in the anthology Walang Hiya: Literature Taking Risks Toward Liberatory Practice (2010). Over the past ten years, she has written for the page, stage and screen with Bay Area organizations such as as the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, Bindlestiff Studio, KulArts, Intersection for the Arts, Kearny Street Workshop and Kreatibo. Her solidarity with people’s struggles for self-determination has taken her to the Philippines, Cuba and Guĺhan (Guam) with a steady commitment to return to working class neighborhoods in San Francisco and Oakland and facilitate radical spaces for young people to develop leadership and artistic voice for making social change. She is equal parts dialectic materialist, astrologist, pedestrian and dancehall queen. Visit her blog at tinabartolome.wordpress.com.