Stephanie Aliaga is a journalist, artist and community organizer based in Queens, NY.
She is the founder and executive director of Mujeristas Collective, a non-profit community organization and print publication for the voices of women of color. This year, Stephanie received the New Works Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts funded by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Greater NY Arts Development Fund to support the Mujeristas Collective project.
Stephanie writes articles with a focus on immigration, social justice and feminism. Photography and self-publishing are her tools to document and showcase a collection of contemporary art and writings from women of color in a global perspective.
She received her bachelor of science in journalism and a minor in photojournalism from St. John's University in May, 2018. During her time there, she founded the first feminist organization on campus, Feminists Unite that continues to hold meetings today.
This summer, Stephanie is a coordinator for SEPA Mujer’s Latina youth empowerment program called GIRLS A.C.T. (Activists Creating and Transforming). In her free time, Stephanie is writing music for her next album that will be released by 2020.