Vania Luna Gutierrez

Vania Luna Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary artist, storyteller, and Youth Speaks Lead Teaching Artist. They are a three-time Louder Than a Bomb Slam Champion and Brave New Voices alum who has toured throughout the United States. Gutierrez has published work in The Womanist and Palacio Magazine  and has received a San Francisco Foundation/Nomadic Press Literary Award. A native of Chicago, Gutierrez now resides in California’s Bay Area.

Mama's Journey

You would be crossing the river. / You couldn't bring anything with you.