Jackie Torres is a poet, performer, writer, Afro Boricua, and mal’criada whose work seeks to utilize storytelling as a method for personal healing while simultaneously demanding societal accountability, transparency, and reconstruction. She is one third of the production company CRACKED BINDING, which seeks to create a platform for people of color to use personal storytelling for truth, reconciliation, and human rights education. She is also the author and a co-collaborator of IN THEORY: Notes on Home, Love, Diaspora, and Failing Adulthood, a dance and spoken word fusion about converting the pain of our past into the resistance of our future. Jackie will be attending Baruch College in the fall to study Journalism and Creative Writing as well as Pan-African Studies, and hopes to cultivate a collective artists’ space some day in the future. Catch her as Sonya in The Eagle Project's production of Uncle Vanya in NYC this spring. Follow her on Instagram, @jackieines, for more details.