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Luann is a Portland, Oregon-based writer and cultural worker. As an artist, she is activated by many manifestations of the written word, whether in prose, poetry, storytelling, research, and in performing her stories through media-based practices. She immerses herself in the different methods words can be used to shift harmful narratives and to envision alternatives.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES (LAST 5 YEARS)
2016 – current: Communications Director, Family Forward Oregon
2013 – 2016: Community Engagement Manager, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
2013 – 2015: Co-producer, Disoriented Comedy
2013 – 2014: Staff Writer, Persephone Magazine
2012 – 2014: Contributor, APA Compass Radio Collective
2011 – 2013: Copy Aide, The Oregonian

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
3/21/2018 Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! (screening), Portland, OR
3/13/2018 Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! (screening), Los Angeles, CA
2/13/2018 Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! (screening), New York City, NY
9/2017 – 2/2018 Igniting Voices: Object Stories (participatory space), Portland Art Museum, OR

SELECTED AWARDS
2017 Golden Spot Award Residency, Caldera Arts, OR

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS
Indie Web Series Gabby Smashes… Depicts an Alternative Portlandia,” Portland Mercury, 2018
California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes in Ultra-White Oregon,” OPB, 2017
Finally, a web series about that ‘nonprofit’ hustle,” Angry Asian Man, 2017
Nonprofit” Web Series Centers POC as Protagonist,” Colors of Influence, 2017
“What is Creative Placemaking?”, Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This? Podcast, 2015

EDUCATION
2015 M.A. Conflict Resolution
2012 B.A. Women’s Studies

TRAINING
Shelly Lipkin, Film Acting Classes & Coaching

SPECIAL SKILLS
Yoga
Dance (ballroom, jazz, and hip hop)

LANGUAGES
English (Native)
Tagalog (Novice)

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