Makena Janssen, illustrator
I am a Los Angeles based writer, performer, and filmmaker. I am the daughter of a Cuban revolutionary and runner up Miss Cuba 1959. Being brought in to the world by these two larger than life personalities has colored every aspect of my life. I made a solo show of that experience, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary, which toured the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. I am a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary artist. I create stories that unearth lost histories and give voice to those silenced or forgotten.