As a queer Filipina-American visual storyteller from Dallas, Texas, my mediums are photography, painting, spoken word poetry, graphics design, and video art.
Every aspect of my creativity contains a narrative. Visual storytelling motivates and influences my practices that blend aspects of my Filipinx-American experience, how I adapt thru the navigation of my autism, or even in my own understanding of queer culture. I capture stories as ways to learn how to work thru my own communication obstacles and hope to continue to find ways to convey what others sometimes have difficulty communicating also.
Previously dba, MUSICO ROOTS, my primary focus was photographing stage performances of spoken word poets, fashion shows, the nightlife, drag kings and queens, performances and musicians. Involvement included being a national competitor with the Ft. Worth (Poetry) Slam team; former special events photographer for the Resource Center Dallas & Gaybingo; former marketing & manager of Dukes of Dallas drag kings; co-founder & current co-producer of Mustache Envy Drag Queerlesque; former photographer for "Tuesday Tease" at Sue Ellens Dallas; former percussionist, stage manager, tv producer, & talent coordinator for the Filipino Folk Arts Theatre; and media specialist for Citichurch of Dallas. In 2016, focus shifted to CHER MUSICO STUDIOS, a collective of my creative endeavors.