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Monica Palacios, Chicana Lesbian Comedian Writer & Performer

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Monica Palacios is currently teaching Chicano/a Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. 
Critically acclaimed queer Chicana lesbian writer/performer Monica Palacios is widely recognized as working at the forefront of Chicana/Latina, queer, lesbian, feminist performances.  For 3 decades, her work has strongly embraced activism, community organizing and cultural work.  Monica is the first out Chicana lesbian comic to hit the stage in San Francisco in 1982.
She has written several one-women shows, plays and screenplays, including: Amor y Revolucion; Latina Lezbo Comic; Greetings From A Queer Señorita; Sweet Peace, Memory Is In Your Heart, Clock, Miercoles Loves Luna and Prom.  Her plays, short stories, poems and essays have been published in numerous pivotal anthologies: Fifteen Candles; Out of The Fringe; Chicana Lesbians: The Girls Our Mothers Warn Us About; and Puro Theater: A Latina Anthology.  Palacios is featured in a new anthology: Here Comes the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage; Seal Press, 2012.