S260. Latinx in Zines: Creating Space for Underrepresented Voices

Room 212, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
3:20 pm to 4:35 pm


Natasha Hernandez, chicana editor of St. Sucia, international feminist zine, will moderate Anakaren Ortiz Varela, queer Mexican editor of La Liga, a decolonial latinx zine, Rebecca Gonzales, WOC whose work explores East LA roots and life, Yeiry Guevara, writer and translator whose poetry explores Salvadoran American identity, and Breena Nuñez, a grad student and cartoonist whose work explores Afrolatinx nonbinary identity. We will explore panelists’ zine journeys and how they have used this space to challenge the larger literary world.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_Outline.docx



Breena Nuñez (she/they) is an AfroCentral American cartoonist. She self-publishes autobiographical comics about the multiple identities she embodies as a queer Afrolatinx person of Salvadoran-Guatemalan descent. They also hold an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts.

Rebecca Gonzales is a Los Angeles-based poet of indigenous descent. Her work reflects the power of the written word to heal.

Yeiry Guevara is a writer, translator, multimedia artist, and arts administrator. Her creative work in deeply rooted in representation, Salvadoran American identity and healing. Her bilingual zines are an amalgamation of poetry, Salvadoran caliche, and visual narrative.

Ana Ortiz Varela is an undocuqueer visual artist, poet, and organizing member of the San Anto Zine Fest, Texas Refugee and Immigrant Network, and is a cofounder of La Liga Zine. She collaborates on release strategy for migrants detained alongside the U.S.-Mexico Border with Innovation Law Lab.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center