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Committed to my heart

Mother • Artist • Writer • Femme Feelosopher


joanna is a chicana, cis femme writer, caretaker and unschooling mama living in the Inland Empire of California, in ongoing occupied Tongva lands.

Much of jo's work meditates on neurodiversity and patterns, interdependence and families, messiness, sovereignty and compassionate communication.  joanna's life serves to self-directed, autonomous existence; pursuits in joy, being a parent and her beloved relationships.

joanna writes prose and poetry, is publisher of the zines The Heart We Grew and inch by inch, founded the Disabled BIPOC in SDE project & the hashtag #AutisticUnschooling, runs a slow-paced podcast entitled femme feelosophy. She is a former core group member for Los Angeles Femmes of Color Collective & is currently apart of the LA Spoonie Collective. Occasionally for artistic purposes, she'll use the alias Chillóna Apple.

'Commited to my heart' comes from a song lyric by Wizard Apprentice.

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