Alyssa N. Griego is a Queer Chicana multimedia performing artist, author, and director based in Los Angeles. At the age of sixteen she began writing and performing spoken-word to cope with depression and suicide after she dropped out of high school.
Later she began merging poetry and film together to promote social change and highlight her family’s experiences. In the midst of it all she transitioned into writing screenplays. After graduating from UCLA where she studied History, Chicana/o Studies, and Film/T.V. she was accepted into the Outset film fellowship where she wrote/directed the short film So(u)l, which premiered at the Outfest LGBT Film Festival.
Recently, Alyssa released her debut poetry book Sad Girl Strong Woman on March 28th. The visual component of Sad Girl Strong Woman is set to release in June 2018. The project promotes empowerment for women, provides visibility for survivors of sexual assault, and examines the spiritual journey of self love.
Alyssa is also a reiki practitioner and a spiritual coach.
"P.s. My skin reeks of the childish girl I used to be and the guerilla warrior I've become, and that could never be fiction "
- SAD GIRL STRONG WOMAN