I am currently based out of Athens, Ohio, where I am growing as a social researcher, refining my creative writing projects, and deepening my helping practice.

I am proudly Andean (Ecuadorian-American), qhariwarmi (two-spirit), and disabled (living with EDS). I cherish Pachamama, my Manteño and Huancavilca ancestors, and my Q’ero teachers. I prefer gender-neutral pronouns. I embrace self and community care.

— Mayu River Coello Jara