Chibbi is a Mexican-born, Texas-raised poet, actor, and makeup artist. He started performing poetry in Austin in 2006 where he received his BA in Theatre and Dance from the University of Texas. He is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, and a founding member of the Houston poetry spot, Write About Now. He has self-published 3 books; his latest OTRO/PATRIA, a journey through the intersections of identity, was released in the summer of 2019. His work primarily deals with the exploration of identity and culture, his experiences as both queer and Latino, and fighting for the validity of existence. His work has been featured on We Are Mitú, George Takei, Write About Now, and SlamFind. In 2017 he was the San Antonio PuroSlam Champion and coached that team to its first national title since 1999.
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