Blanca Martinez Gaviña

Writing that heals. Writing that remembers. Writing that seeks collective joy. That is the writing that Blanca Martinez Gaviña has been doing since she was a child. Born in Uriangato, Guanajuato, a town nestled in the central valley of Mexico, Blanca comes from a long line of story givers. The art of story-giving came from her grandparents and parents, who encouraged her writing and gave her the platform from which to jump into creativity. The Loft Mentor Series Fellowship is her first formal achievement in writing and a step toward her passion for telling stories. In addition to writing, Blanca is committed to social justice and equitable public policy. She currently works as the Public Policy Director for Citizens League. Active and committed to her beloved communities, Blanca enjoys spending time with her loved ones, hiking, reading, and cuddling her two small but mighty pups.