Angela Aguirre

Power of One, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Angela Aguirre, known on social media as “Millennial Mija” is a Chicana writer, speaker, and teaching artist based in Los Angeles. She is a fierce advocate for women and girls and believes in using her art and platform to empower her community. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelors in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Social Change. As an advocate, Angela has been working with people with disabilities in classroom and educational settings for over 10 years. As a person living with mental illness, she is very open and candid about her struggles with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Her first book of poems and writing prompts, Confessions of a Firework, was published in 2016 by The World Stage Press. Her work has been featured by Latina Magazine, All Def Digital, BESE, TherapyForLatinx, ADDitude Magazine, as well as a viral article she wrote for Huffington Post Latino Voices, titled “How I define my Chingona Fire.”