Aida Salazar is a multidisciplinary writer, educator, arts administrator and mother that uses text to explore issues of identity and social justice.
With an MFA in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, her writing has appeared in the Huffington Post and Women and Performance: Journal of Feminist Theory. She was a resident writer at Hedgebrook Writer’s Colony attended Squaw Valley Writer’s Workshop.
She currently lives in Oakland, CA with her husband, Latin jazz musician, John Santos and home-schools her two fiery artist children for whom many of her children’s stories have been written.
Her story, By the Light of the Moon, is being adapted into a ballet production by choreographer, Isabelle Sjahsam for the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance. This Chicana ballet will be one of the few of its kind in ballet history.
She is at work on a novel in verse for middle grades and a book-length memoir, In the Womb of Love, about the death of her first-born infant child.