Aida Salazar is a writer, arts advocate, and homeschooling mother who grew up in Southeast L.A., where she spent many summer days sitting in little puddles of water on cement believing she was in the ocean. She received an M.F.A. in writing from the California Institute of the Arts, and her writings have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, and Huizache magazine. Her short story “By the Light of the Moon” was adapted into a ballet by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. Aida lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA. “The Moon Within” (February 2019) is her debut novel.
This speaker is scheduled to appear on our Children & Family stages at the Outdoor Fair