Olaya Barr is a translator, photographer, and writer living in New York. She was awarded the De Alba Fellowship for excellence in fiction writing as an MFA student at Columbia University, as well as a grant to attend artist residency Obracadobra in Oaxaca, Mexico. As an educator, her interests are centered on immigrant communities, bilingual speakers, and those affected by autism. She writes about food, biculturalism and the multifarious identities within hispanic culture; she translates the crónicas of Chilean activist and author, Pedro Lemebel, and photographs city communities and street litter.
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