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January 27, 2021

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel

Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel (she/they) is an oral hxstorian, arts journalist and dramaturg with roots in and around Chicago. As a self-proclaimed "brown and proud, queer, fat femme", she aims to make and take space for other POCs and folks on the margins. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Performance as Public Practice at The University of Texas at Austin. Visit her portfolio at yasminzacaria.com

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