Cris Izaguirre is a farmer, educator, writer, trans, queer Nicaraguan immigrant of Afro-Indigenous descent. He is an old-school jaded New Yorker with a big laugh, committed to creating spaces that celebrate the brilliance of Queer & Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
For five years he managed an urban farm in Brooklyn, where he taught Black and Brown students how to grow food from seed to harvest through a social justice lens. Prior to their work in agriculture, they worked for LGBTQ rights organizations, including El/La Para Translatinas, Community United Against Violence, and Lambda Legal. Outside of paid work, he has directed and produced community theater shows at WOW Theater Cafe, BAAD, Dixon Place, and Galapagos Art Space.
Cris currently resides in Decatur, Ga., with his partner and their unruly cat.