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ABOUT

ANGELA AGUIRRE

Angela Aguirre, known on social media as "Millennial Mija" is a Chicana-Italian Feminist author, speaker, and teaching artist based in Los Angeles. Angela is an outspoken and unique voice, who brings passion to everything she does. She is a fierce advocate for women and girls and believes in using her art and platform to empower her community. She graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelors in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Social Change.

As an advocate, Angela has been working with people with disabilities in classroom and educational settings for over 10 years. As a person living with mental illness, she is very open and candid about her struggle with ADHD, anxiety, and Bipolar Depression. Especially on Social Media, which has allowed her to create an incredibly supportive and responsive online community of over 8K followers.

Her first book of poems and writing prompts, Confessions of a Firework, was published in 2016 by The World Stage Press. Her work has been featured by Latina Magazine, All Def Digital, BESE, TherapyForLatinx, ADDitude Magazine, as well as a viral article she wrote for The Huffington Post, titled "How I define my Chingona Fire."

She has been performing since 2010, and has taught workshops and performed keynotes at middle and high schools, and universities all over the country. In 2015, Angela became the co-founder of Chingona Fire. Chingona Fire is a Latina Feminist poetry collective that curated events for women of color in Los Angeles. Chingona Fire was known in the Los Angeles Latinx community for fostering empowerment, sisterhood, and solidarity among all women + femmes and it gained a following of over 22K.

In 2019, she established her The Millennial Mija Podcast which now has over 10K overall listens and hundreds of subscribers. Now streaming on all platforms. 

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EXPERIENCE

2014

  • YWCA of Pasadena, Women for Racial Justice Breakfast 

Featured Poet

2015

YWCA of Pasadena, Women for Racial Justice Breakfast - Featured Poet

2016

  • Occidental College- Featured Performer

  • YWCA of Pasadena, Women for Racial Justice Breakfast - Featured Poet

  • Adelante Mujer Latina Conference - Featured Performer + Presenter

  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Annual Writers Retreat - Guest Performer

2017

  • Plaza De La Raza, Gathering of Latina Writers - Featured Performer + Panelist

  • Compton CollegeLiving Writer Series- Featured Performer

  • Charles R. Drew University, Shades of Brown - Featured Performer

  • Skirball Cultural Center, March Forth! A Spoken Word Celebration of Women- Featured Performer

  • University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference - Keynote 

  • Sofar Sounds, Los Angeles - Featured Performer

  • CHIRLA, Women Leading Change Fundraiser - Featured Performer

  • San Diego State University, Poetic Youth Literary Arts Festival - Featured Performer + workshop

  • University of California, Santa Barbara Facing Race: Conference - Featured performer

  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Annual Writers Retreat - Guest performer + workshop presenter

  • Women Who Write, Literary Salon - Featured Poet

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2018

  • TEDx Cal State Los Angeles, “Not Just living, but THRIVING with ADHD” -Opening Speaker

  • Chicano/Latino Commencement Ceremony, California State University, Monterey Bay - Commencement Speaker

  • Adelante Mujer Latina Girls Conference - Featured Performer

  • California State Polytechnic University - Workshop Presenter

  • 2018 Cross Cultural Retreat - Featured Performer

  • Mount Hood Community College - Featured Performer

  • Tia Chucha Centro Annual Fundraising Gala - Featured Performer

  • Chapman University, Education and Ethnic Studies Summit - Workshop Presenter

  • Weiden + Kennedy, Latinx Diversity Day- Featured Performer

  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Annual Writers Retreat - Guest Performer

2019

  • We Rise, LA BESE presents: State of Mind - Featured Performer + panelist 

  • Courageous Conversations Latinx Summit - Keynote Speaker 

  • Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, InsideOut Writers Annual Writers Retreat - Featured Performer

  • Latino Heritage Parade, Pasadena Media - Field Reporter 

  • Latino Prep Summit, Sierra Community College - Featured Performer

  • High Plains Library District Teen Tour - Featured Performer

  • Homies Empowerment Dinner - Featured Performer 

  • Summer of Self Workshop Series - Creator

  • Pasadena City College, Black and Brown Unity Summit - Featured Speaker

  • Pacific Oaks College, The Arts and Social Change Department - Guest Lecturer

  • Pasadena Accessibility and Disability Commission, Artists First - Featured Performer 

2020

  • Diocese of Los Angeles MLK Memorial Service - Featured Performer

  • Casita del Barrio, Poetree Session - Featured Performer

  • El Centro de Amistad Resident - Workshop Presenter

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