I'm a spitfire Chicana author, artist, farmer, musician, and feminist writing coach. I wrote Food Not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community in 2006, and founded the original collective, in 1999. I’m obsessed with the connection between monstrosity and metamorphosis, and committed to manifesting all that good art that comes with all brands of transformation. I use art, yoga, storytelling, and land-based creative expression to help people tap into their creative potential. I have a BA in Permaculture Pedagogy, and my Interdisciplinary MFA focused on the many layers of a Heroine's Journey. I've been a vagabond my whole life, but now I live in Spain.