These are drafts of pieces I'm working on – fragments from broader multimedia and oral historiography projects. I explore themes such as consent, queerness, intimacy as a spectrum, chosen family, mental illness, personal and historical memory, bereavement, urban and rural geographies, languages, dialects, community, and belonging.
You can also view drafts of my work on my instagram page @marina_nella_
In my practice, I'm grateful for my chosen family, and I'm indebted to culture workers, educators, activists, artists, and scholars promoting equality and social justice, and fighting against discrimination and marginalization. Their expertise and values remain a compass for my work. I'm especially thankful to my family at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley. No matter where I am in the world, La Peña is home to me.