Maya is a Central American/Guatemalan poet performer, video artist, and community scholar. A two-spirit humble diva, she is a founding member of Las Manas Tres, who are three bad ass hermanas healing community through revolutionary artistry, hybrid theater, poetry, performance, Chicano/Latina Teatro, & the use of multimedia.
As well as directing ’MADE IN BRAZIL: Dreams at Work, she directed THE LAST WORD about Las Manas, a fierce women of color artist collective, she associate produced the award winning documentary Reading Between the Rhymes, about the use of hip hop in education, and also shot and edited the video for the live theater show "Amor Cubano: In a bottle, a tube and a small packet."
Maya is the founding editor of La Revista at UC Santa Cruz and has published her work in Las Girlfriends, Stanford's Americas and Latinas, Mujeres de Maiz, Sinister Wisdom, La Lunada: Galería de la Raza Anthology 2004 - 2010 and the upcoming Turtle Island to Abya Yala: A Love Anthology of Art and Poetry by Native American and Latina Women edited by Mica Valdez.
**Maya is available for performances, lectures and workshops**