WHO AM I?

Jose Dominguez Magdaleno

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Photo by Liz Olivarez Lyles @llloviiis

Jose Dominguez Magdaleno (they, he, el) is a multi-disciplinary Chicago based artist, educator, and facilitator from New Jersey. Jose's passion lies within the intersection of art, education, and activism to explore themes and topics of race, ethnicity, queerness, and (dis)abilities. His work resonates his own identity as a queer, visually impaired, Mexican-American/Latinx person (the order varies depending on the day).

Jose uses the power of storytelling to bring people together to learn, engage, and create a just world for all to live and party in. While storytelling is a means of connection, they believe that stories alone don't bring actionable change to the systems in our world. He believes in the power of creating effective action through collaboration and fun!

They are currently interning at Chicago Public Schools' Office of Student Health and Wellness in the LGBTQ+ Support Team. They research, develop, and support beautiful queer work for Chicago's students and staff. They're also an emerging teaching artist for Creative Root.

Jose is a graduate from DePaul University with a double major in BFA Theatre Arts and BA Latin American and Latino Studies. They are currently living in Chicago as a freelance teaching artist while pursuing their drag career.