Yezmin Villarreal

Yezmin Villarreal

Co-founder, Dyke Queen ZineUnited States
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Yezmin Villarreal

Yezmin Villarreal

Co-founder, Dyke Queen ZineUnited States
About me
Yezmin Villarreal is the former news editor for The Advocate. Her work has also appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mic, LA Weekly, Out Magazine and The Fader. Writer + visual artist /(insta: dykequeenzine).
Projects
  • Queer Latinos After Shooting: 'Mi Existir es Resistir'
    Queer Latinos After Shooting: 'Mi Existir es Resistir'This is a piece I wrote after attending a vigil at a queer latinx bar in Los Angeles after the Pulse shooting. I also took the photos.  Read the full article: https://www.advocate.com/crime/2016/6/14/queer-latinos-after-shooting-mi-existir-es-resistir
  • Portraits from Dyke Day
    Portraits from Dyke DayIt was a hot summer afternoon at Elysian Park but it was one of those days that was so life-affirming and fun that it didn’t matter how warm it was. In Los Angeles, it’s easy to feel like you’re surrounded by strangers everywhere you go, but at Dyke Day the vibe was friendly and welcoming. Everyone said hello and wished you a happy pride, whether you had ever met them before or not.  It’s easy to feel cynical about Pride because of how corporate it’s become, but that is why I love Dyke Day — it’
  • The Power of a Haircut
    The Power of a HaircutWatch the video here: https://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2017/4/20/power-haircut
Projects credited in
  • Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative Industry
    Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative IndustryWe asked influential LGBT+ icons to nominate trailblazers who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 100 trailblazing LGBT+ folk breaking barriers and inspiring change! We’re on a mission to explore and tackle inequalities in the creative industry - this is why we run diversity initiatives, dedicating our curated projects and people sections on The Dots to undersung groups. This brings together an abundance of dazzling work from diverse cr
Skills
  • Writing
  • Visual Art