Luna Merbruja

Living liberation


Public Speaking and Performance

Reading, “Figuring It Out” from Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic book launch, Oakland, CA; August 2017
Performance, “Brouhaha Festival“, Peacock Rebellion, Oakland, CA; June 2017
Panel, “Femme Space“, National Queer Arts Festival, San Jose, CA; June 2017
Performance, “Heal Your Love” selected poems, The News: The Girls, San Francisco, CA; March 2017
Panel, “Secret Survivors” Film Screening, Mirror Memoirs, Oakland, CA; October 2016
Performance, “Brouhaha: A Night of QTPOC Comedy”, Peacock Rebellion, Oakland, CA; May 2016
Keynote, “Dream, Truth, and Story”, Hanky Panky Pride Week, Ottawa, Canada; Jan 2016
Performance, “Brouhaha: TWOC Comedic Storytelling”, Peacock Rebellion, Oakland, CA; June 2015
Keynote, “Inherited Healing”, University of Austin, Austin, TX; March 2015
Keynote, “A Dedication to Sylvia Rivera and All the #GirlsLikeUs”, UC Davis, Davis, CA; March 2015
Keynote, “A Dedication To Sylvia Rivera And All The #GirlsLikeUs”, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Nov. 2014
Performance, Mangos With Chili, Facing Race Conference with Cherry Galette and Nia King; Nov. 2014
Performance, “Thrive Cabaret”, Seattle, WA; July 2014
Performance, “Make Love to Rage” Book Release Party, Austin, Texas; June 2014
Performance, “A Dedication to Sylvia Rivera”, Mangos With Chili, San Francisco, CA; June 2014
Performance, “Sex Work and Transformative Sex“, Mangos With Chili tour – Whipped: QTPOC Recipes for Love, Sex, and Disaster, Canada and USA; January-February 2014
Performance, “Stories of Queer Diaspora”, National Queer Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA; June 2012


Heal Your Love, biyuti publishing, TBA
“GAUNT” in Resilience Anthology, Heartspark Press, Fall 2017
“Figuring It Out” in Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic edited by Tobi Hill-Meyer, Instar Books, February 2017
Guest Writer at This Bridge Called Our Health 2017
Interviewed by Rachel Reichard for Latina Magazine 2016
Guest Writer at Everyday Feminism (2015 – 2016)
Guest Writer at Autostraddle (2014 – 2017)
Trauma Queen, biyuti publishing, May 2013

Film Screenings

Azucár“, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA; June 9th, 2017
This Is What Queer Poly Love Looks Like“, Humanist Hall, Oakland, CA; February 2017
remember“, 40th Street Artist-In-Residency Program (AIR), Philadelphia, PA; September 23rd, 2016
A Love Letter to the Girl Who Tries to Kill Herself“, The Palmerston Library Theater; Toronto, Canada; May 9th, 2014


Film, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins’ QWOCMAP Audience Choice Award winning film, “climb” 2017; videographer and video editor
Film, Davia Spain’s short film “July 14, 2004” 2017; videographer
Film, Ramses Rodstein and Aja Pop Films’ “This Is What Queer Poly Love Looks Like” 2017; Writer and director
Art, Trans Life + Liberation Art, “Create Your Creaturehood” 2016; Writer and concept designer


Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada * DeAnza College, San Jose, CA * Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA * San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA * UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA * UC Davis, Davis, CA * UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA * University of Austin, Austin, TX * University of Georgia, Athens, GA * University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Administrator and book editor at biyuti publishing
Project Advisor for Mirror Memoirs
Artistic CORE member of Peacock Rebellion
Alumni of Californians for Justice
Alumni of Destiny Arts Center New MAP Program
Alumni of Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project’s Filmmaking Workshop