Karla Villanueva Danan – anak of the diaspora – is a second-generation Pinay born and raised on Treaty 7 land. Across academic and artistic disciplines, Karla is most passionate about creating and holding space for Pinay/Filipinx diasporic stories. She is an avid practitioner of shine theory and cares deeply for community/collective healing and growth. Karla is currently pursuing a Master’s of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She is one of the conference organizers for Pinay Power 2: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora, April 17-20, 2019 at McGill University.