Grecia Magdaleno (b. Phoenix, Arizona, 1994) is an educator, organizer, and artist residing in Chicago. Living at the intersections of queer and Latinx identity, their work focuses on a broad scope of experiential issues regarding gender & sexuality, reproductive health & justice, immigration, mental health, and the reverberations of trauma. Surrounding these issues is an emphasis on vulnerability, affect theory (the study of feelings/emotions) and restorative practices. Grecia hopes to subvert the idea of being "too much" or "not enough” by brandishing the narratives to make public services, language, and art more accessible to marginalized audiences.
Over the past 4 years, they have worked as a national patient advocate and organizer for Planned Parenthood, serving marginalized communities in states such as Arizona, Tennessee, and Illinois. Their work has been featured on NBC, CNN, and Teen Vogue, among others.
They are currently an M.A. candidate at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.