Meet Felicia

felicia1Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, community & event organizer, educator, femcee, designer, poet, and performer living and working in the Los Angeles area. Known throughout the Southwest as an established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she is the cofounder and coordinator of Mujeres de Maiz, In Lak Ech, and Urban Xic. Felicia has organized and performed in hundreds of cultural events, conferences, and causes for many different artists and social justice issues including transnational art and organizing efforts with the Zapatistas, Peace & Dignity Journeys and La Red Xicana Indigena. Felicia graduated with a B.A from UCLA in World Arts & Cultures with a minor in Chican@ Studies, a M.A in Chican@ Studies from Cal State Northridge, and a M.F.A from Otis College of Art & Design in Public Practice Art. For more information, please visit www.feliciamontes.com

Words she lives by: All My Relations

Labels that I accept: Xicana Indigena Vaquera Ranchola Feminist

Media Sources that I use to keep up on current events: KPFK! Colorlines, Indian Country Today, Jezebel, Bitch Media

Always in my fridge: Spinach, black beans and salsas

Musical Preferences: Norteño, Banda, Conscious Hip Hop

I am Feminist Enough to: Know who I am, where I came from, and where I am going –and wear lipstick while doing it.