Xandra Ibarra is an Oakland-based performance artist from the El Paso/Juarez border
La Chica Boom is a neo-burlesque project that Ibarra created in 2002 to question sexual/racial representation, queer formations, and compulsory whiteness.
Her community organizing work is located within immigrant, anti-rape and prison abolitionist movements. Since 2003, she has actively participated in organizing with INCITE, a national organization dedicated to creating interventions at the intersection of state and interpersonal violence. She currently organizes with FUSE, a national grassroots collective that supports sex workers of color. She lectures Ethnic Studies courses at San Francisco State University and presents academic and performance work at various Universities and institutions across the country.
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