Luann Algoso is a writer, cultural worker, and strategic communications specialist with over six years of experience working at the intersection of digital organizing, cultural work, and grassroots community building. She is in service to using her art in movement building practices where she can utilize creative strategies and tactics to center the voices of communities that are directly impacted by injustice and oppression.
Luann is activated by many manifestations of the written word, whether used in prose, poetry, storytelling, academic research, and performing her stories within various media-based practices. She immerses herself in the different methods words can be used to shift harmful narratives and to envision alternatives.
In 2015, she received her Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University with the project titled, “Comedy as a Platform for Marginalized Voices: Asian American Women and the Disoriented Comedy Showcase”. She is a 2017 recipient of the Golden Spot Award Residency, a curated artist in residency program with Caldera Arts. Luann currently lives in Southern California.