My name is Monique Islam. I am a queer Chicana/Bangladeshi cisgendered womxn. I was born and raised in South El Monte, California, a small city located near East Los Angeles. I graduated from the University of California-Santa Cruz with a degree in Studio Art, emphasis in photography. I am an artist and I am currently based in the Bay Area. Through my work I explore my multiple cultural identities and what it means to be a womxn of color in the U.S.