Hanalei Ramos

2010 Create Change Artist-In-Residence 


Hanalei Ramos is a writer, performer, and community educator. She has authored Letter to Martha, a personal testimony to her firsthand experience with domestic violence, and published her first collection of poetry and prosetry, Foiled Stars. She also developed her first one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know, through the generosity of the Asian Arts Initiative’s Artists in Residence program. The show was presented at the first ever National Asian American Theater Festival. Hanalei is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE) under the GABRIELA-USA alliance, and lives in her native Jersey City, New Jersey.