Jessica Lopez Lyman

Jessica Lopez Lyman was born and raised in St. Paul. As a poet/organizer turned graduate student, Jessica believes deeply in the transformative power of art. She is currently working on a multi-media performance piece, Trimmings, about her grandfather, an L.A. barber, and rituals of the home. She has performed at First Avenue, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA), and at the Mujeres de MaĆ­z festival in Los Angeles to name a few. Her writing has been published in Praxis: Gender and Cultural Critiques and Journal andBan This!. She is completing her PhD in Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Jessica's work is inspired by feminists of Color and fueled by Tapatio hot sauce. For more information visit