Luann (Lulu) is a queer and disabled pinay cultural worker and digital organizer with over a decade of experience working in digital strategy, creative production, and grassroots community building. She is in service to using her art practice in movement-building spaces, utilizing creative strategies and tactics to center the voices of communities directly impacted by injustice and oppression.
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, and has received funding from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
In 2018 she released the pilot for “Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy!” or Gabby Smashes for short, which received praise from Willamette Week as “One of the Most Realistic Representations of Portland Yet.” Season one of Gabby Smashes, 4 episodes total, is set to release in 2022.
She currently lives in Anaheim, CA (the OC) with her corgi, Bao. Follow her on Instagram at @bgdecolonized.