Yaneris Gonzáles Gómez

Yaneris Gonzáles Gómez is a long time Dominican activist who states that her biggest achievement is to become an artist and social justice activist as a way to resist the multiple oppressions that impact her reality and her multiple identities: being a woman, lesbian, black and poor.

Yaneris Gonzáles Gómez is a long time Dominican activist. She states that her biggest achievement is to become an artist and social justice activist as a way to resist the multiple oppressions that impact her reality and her multiple identities: being a woman, lesbian, black and poor. Yaneris has created from a place of resistance, from her experience as belonging to a rural and marginalized community, from her own survival. She has published her graphic design in calendars around issues of HIV, women’s rights, violence and safe abortions. She’s also a poet and has published several poems in the D.R. Her work was recently highlighted in the publication titled “Transatlantic Feminisms: Women and Gender Studies in Africa and the Diaspora.” She also had a solo show in Santo Domingo titled “Trazos de Ellas” honoring the voices of black women who have deeply inspired her.