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A More Perfect Union

Mar 22, 2023

Cia Cortinas has called Walla Walla her home since childhood. In this episode, she reflects on the challenges of growing up in this area and how her experiences as a bi-sexual Latinx woman has influenced her as an educator. This influence has led her to an inclusive spirit that seeks to uplift people of color, youth, and sober individuals within the queer community.  This focus on inclusion led Cia to lead the largest Pride event in Walla Walla’s history.  

“I think that activism is bigger than a march. It's bigger than a rally or a gathering. I think true activism is being able to live your most authentic life. And it's a little bit of a shame that we don't get to move freely like that through our lived human experience. However, I think that that discomfort is just us breaking the mold.”