Poet Angela Aguirre

Angela Aguirre

Angela Aguirre is a Chicana Feminist poet who enjoys utilizing her creativity in meaningful ways. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelors in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Social Change. Angela is an outspoken and unique voice, who brings passion to every thing she does. Her book of poems and writing prompts is called Confessions of a Firework. It was published in 2016 by the World Stage Press. Her poetry has been featured by The Huffington Post, Latina Magazine, Mitu, and All Def Digital. As a teaching artist, she has taught poetry workshops at dozens of high schools, universities, and performed for organizations such as InsideOut Writers, CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights), and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice. Angela considers herself an activist and youth advocate and never misses an opportunity to give back to the community. She has been performing for the last 7 years, and has been a speaker at a number of large events; such as the Adelante Mujer Latina Conference and the YWCA Women for Racial Justice Breakfast. Angela is the co-founder of the Latina Feminist poetry collective Chingona Fire that curates events for women of color in Los Angeles. Chingona Fire has started a movement in the community that boasts over 23,000 followers. Chingona Fire fosters female empowerment, sisterhood, and solidarity among all women and it has gained quite an online and in person following.  In 2017, Angela was honored for her work in the community by California Senator Anthony Portantino as one of his ten selected Women of the year and also gave a TEDx talk at Cal Sate LA titled “Not just living, but THRIVING with ADHD.”

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