Elaine Villasper-Dizon aka Lainerz was born and raised in Quezon city, Manila and immigrated to the United states in 1993 at the age of 9. Much of who she is, and what she does now has been directly influenced by living as an immigrant for 17+ years. Proud of her culture, heritage, and struggle, Lainerz creates art that (hopefully) portrays the under represented stories and strengths of the Filipino people. She believes that art is a tool and medium that we can use to transform the world. Lainerz currently resides in the bay area, and organizes with GABRIELA USA and the Filipino Community Center. Check out more of her work on art.illery @ www.lainerz.wordpress.com

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