Edyka Chilomé is a working artist, traveling poet, and social justice educator. She holds a B.A. in social and political philosophy from Loyola University Chicago and an M.A. in Multicultural Women's Studies from Texas Women's University. In 2014 she published a collection of poems that explores queer mestizaje in the diaspora entitled She Speaks | Poetry, praised by the founder of Democracy Now en Español as "...a must read for those yearning to discover new ways to open up to deep personal and global transformation." She currently serves as a faculty member for the presidential award winning initiative, The Clemente Course for the Humanities at El Centro College in Dallas Texas. You can learn more about her work at Edykachilome.com.