Alisha Vasquez (She.Her.Ella) is a self-described krip, Chicana mama whose Tucsonense family has occupied the unceded homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Yoeme people for six generations. She currently works at the Southwest Folklife Alliance, following through on passion projects that use her training as a historian, community organizer, and educator to capture what it means to exist in so-called Tucson. She honors her Mexican-American-Tucsonense family, punk rock, living disabled, acceptance and rejection of the academy, and existing within the community as the epochs of her education until becoming a parent. Becoming a parent has been the wildest journey of her life, which has funneled all her past experiences, knowledge, and beliefs into a new solidification of her values – becoming a more joyous version of her analytical self.
“Me siento muy excited to create new networks that connect our communities so we can learn from one another. I’m coming to San Antonio with Disability Justice in mind”