I am a queer, Filipinx-American, third-generation gemini from an immigrant pamilya. With my communities at the helm, my work is 1) advocating for collective justice and liberation, and 2) finding truth and voice through written word.
PS: It's pronounced de-GAH-luh pah-ra-EE-so. Say my whole name with your whole mouth.
Kayla was born on the traditional and unceded lands of the Lenape people (Brooklyn). She has since lived on the lands of the Quinnipiac (New Haven), the Massachusett (Boston), and the Gabrilieno/Tongva (Los Angeles) peoples. With respect, she names her solidarity with the transcontinental movement for the self-determination of Indigenous peoples.