Charmaine (siya, they) is a 1.5-generation Filipino in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Dedicated to nurturing an interdependent relationship between social justice work, cultural work, and their art, they align themselves with Toni Cade Bambara’s concept of the artist—one who aids the revolution by making it irresistible. They aim to touch the hearts of people and fuel the flames of their love for their cultures, identities, and communities. Charmaine has dedicated years of design work for various nonprofit and grassroots organizations and programs throughout the Chicagoland area. They are an interdisciplinary artist who illustrates, designs graphics and physical products, and dabbles with spatial curation, fashion styling, events, and music.