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Carolina is a writer, multimedia artist, and organization builder. In both Brazil and the USA she has worked with media, art organizations, and co-founded youth serving non-profits. She received an emerging Latina Filmmakers Award from Women in Film, is a current mentee with Writer to Writer AWP’s Mentorship Program, and had formative experiences in music. Carolina is currently working on a book that blends cultural criticism and memoir, untangling multicultural in-betweenness and the outcasting that begins in the home. "How You Become a Bastard" traces a South and North American coming of age weaving punk in the tropics, formative lovers and aimless wanderings, a handful of meddling aunts and the shame we’re taught is ours to carry.  Reflecting on writing women have done about desire, historical concepts of libido, and how the poetry of astrophysics gave shape to the author's yearning, "How You Become a Bastard" invites us to integrate all parts of a self, and belong to a place, any place at all.


Carolina (que era Carol no Brasil) é artista-escritora multicultural e diretora de ONG no noroeste Norte Americano. No Brasil e nos EUA, trabalhou profissionalmente com mídia, organizações de arte, e fundou organizações focada em jovens. Carolina recebeu o prêmio "Emergent Latina Filmmakers" da Women in Film, acaba de terminar uma mentoria com a Association of Writers & Writing Programs, e teve experiências formativas tocando em bandas. Carolina atualmente trabalha em um livro que mistura crítica cultural e memórias, desembaraçando seu entremeio multicultural e a exclusão que começa em casa, "How You Become a Bastard" tece punk nos trópicos, amantes e andanças, e um punhado de tias intrometidas em uma exploração pontual sobre amor e pertencimento. Refletindo sobre os escritos que mulheres fizeram sobre o desejo e conceitos históricos de libido,  "How You Become a Bastard" nos convida a integrar todas as partes de seu ser e pertencer a um lugar, qualquer lugar.

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2023 Mentee with Writer to Writer AWP’s Mentorship Program 

2020 & 2023 Artist Residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods 

2019 Artist Residency Caldera Community

2019 Third Coast International Audio Festival & Conference Volunteer Cohort

2019 Artist Talk: ScaleHouse Voices

​2018 Artist Residency Caldera

2018 Motherhood Magazine: Motherhood is not a gap on my resume

​2017 Grant: Regional Arts and Culture Council Project (Interview)

2016 Planet Drum: Worldviews 

2013-14 Screenings by invitation: Indie Festival, Matilha Cultural and Cinemateca Brasileira (São Paulo, Brazil), Reciprocity, Blackwater Records (USA); Official Selections: Chicago International Movies and Film Festival, In-Edit Brasil, CBGB Festival, Curitiba International Film Festival, 7˚ Festival CineMúsica; Award: Silver Documentary Feature at JamFest Film Fest

2001-05 Miranda July Chainletter Tape; Award: Women in Film Emerging Latina Filmmaker, Chicago Emmy Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programming; Screenings: Chicago Women's Film Festival, Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

2001 Segment producer for Public Television

2000 MFA Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship

90's Art Director for MTV Brasil + music + zines + films


2018 - ongoing: Executive Director for CultureSeed, a nonprofit in the Columbia Gorge, the largest national scenic area in the United States and a rural region with pronounced economic disparities. CultureSeed offers youth free and ongoing Outdoor Immersion and Mental Health. 

2011- 2013 Communications Director for Mozambique based Permaculture Reference Center

2008 - 2010 Communications Director & Food Security Program Coordinator for Chicago based international relief NPO

2006 - 2007 Co-founder & Executive Director for youth cultural center; Volunteer co-founder farmer's market; Signature Leadership Evanston Program Scholarship

2002 - 2005 Art Educator for Milwaukee NPO

90's  - Art Educator for the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (BR)​



≈≈ burning houses on homepage by @tomasspicolli

≈≈ portrait by salton sea by @andrew_kuykendall_gallery

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