fabian romero (mestiza and Purepécha) is a PhD student in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. They are a two spirit poet, filmmaker and artist. They co-founded and participated in several writing and performance groups including Hijas de Su Madre, Las Mamalogues, and Mixed Messages: Stories by People of Color. fabian’s academic and artistic interests emphasize the integration of indigenous feminist approaches to colonial legacies, gender, sexuality, and immigration. Public Scholarship and Chicana studies also inform their work. fabian uses a collaborative Indigenous research methodology that includes the production of oral history, digital archiving and utilizing the reading and writing of poetry and filmmaking as a way of capturing the embodied and affective knowledge that western archives and research does not capture. Their work centers Purépecha people from Michoacán, Mexico to Seattle, Washington and beyond.