This effervescent “Cotton Candy Preacher and Tamarindo Lover” has plenty to say.
Juana G. was raised on the US/Mexican border towns of Calexico/Mexicali, where the temperature reaches up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Knowing this, Juana’s grandmother would ask for an early release from school to escape from such summer where they would travel at least three months to the south to meet her family in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her earlier travels as a child were by train, but she later found an opportunity to travel with the help of numerous grants including Amnesty International. Her goal in life is to travel to 100 countries, 88 to go!
WORK: Freelance Writer, Actress and Video producer for several networks including We Are Mitú, and The WAGON.
- Writing her thesis in Afro-Mexican history to achieve her Master’s Degree.
- Comedienne La Comadre Pansha
- Research Assistant for UCSF
PASSIONS: Music, traveling, creative writing, history, performance and social activism.