Hi, I’m Lola

I am a bold, brown and bad-ass writer from the Harbor Area of Los Angeles. I have to be specific about that because no one knows where the Harbor Area is, probably not even you. To get there, take the 110 South until the end. Yes, you’re right, Ports O’Call is around there. Well, I’m just from that whole area – nowhere specific. I don’t really have a hometown. So, as you can see, yes i’m from L.A., but not really.

Photo by Flora Wong, 2020.

You’re probably here to read about what my work represents and what not. I can tell you that if you’re racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobia, or basically a bigot in any way shape or form, you will not like what I have to say. But please, stay and explore! Read my stuff and if it gets you mad, then my work here is done.

In a nutshell, my work explores my intersectional identity: being born a woman, not knowing if i’m queer, or just attracted to masculine and sexy folks, being Chicana, growing up in the Harbor/L.A. Really, all my work revolves around what identity means and how it grows.

I majored in Psychology – for some strange reason I felt like I wanted to be a counselor even though every bone in my body told me to be a writer since I was 10. But I like to write about the way the brain functions, how folks perform and interpret love and lust, drugs, abuse of power and self-empowerment. I love writing about the authentic human experience and how much of it we can and can’t control.



Recent Work

2019 – Present

Co-host “Food For Thought Open Mic” every last Thursday of the month in the Public House at Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles. Aside from co-hosting the show, other responsibilities include managing social media page, making flyers, and coordinating the space.

2017

Collaborated with pregnancy prevention non-profit, Girls P.A.C.T., to deliver age-appropriate information regarding healthy love, boundaries, relationships and sex to high school students. The Zine is titled “Navigating Your Heart: A Homegirl’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century.”

2016

Self-published Zine titled, Brain Chemistry which is about how my brain reacts/responds to dopamine and the things I find pleasurable.


Affiliations

PIECES Arts; mentors artists 18-25 to further develop their art skills and grow their craft into a professional business | www.piecesarts.org
Girls P.A.C.T.; empowers girls aged 12-24 to practice safe sex, healthy boundaries and pursue their life goals | www.girlspact.org



Let’s Connect!

List Of Things I’m Down For:

  • Live Poetry Readings
  • MC’ing Events
  • Editing Articles/Essays
  • Writing Marketing Copy for eCommerce Sites
  • Writing Posts for Fashion/Lifestyle, Media & Body Image and Chicanx/Latinx Blogs