Sashay Away

Today my lovely and amazing roommate moves out and goes on a cross country road trip to live in Chicago. To send her off properly Sarah and I made this mixtape of Bay Area jams and songs that we loved as in-jokes. Enjoy!



Bey Area

Artwork and designs from Brava Theater’s screening of Lemonade. Over the last 3 months I’ve created these Beyonce pieces to be sold as prints, postcards, and buttons. Roll through and check them out!



Selena in the Mission

We’re one day away from the Mission’s Day of Selena, when Brava will have you out of your seats, dancing and singing-along to the iconic movie, with special guests and an after party! Tickets can be purchased at

And make sure to stop by the the Brava table in their lobby for a limited-edition Selena poster by me. Yours for a donation!

There is an entire day of activities for the whole family planned. For a full list of events, visit



El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends and lovers! El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards are back in the mix to get their kicks! This is the 11th year of my cards and it’s turned into my longest running project yet. Enjoy! As always, please post these cards on the pages of your social media friends, relatives with differing political views, casual booty calls, Snapchat crushes, Tinder regrets, and people you sext on Kik. To see a complete collection of El Rio’s Valentine’s Day Cards visit:

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be on NPR today talking about the cards. I’ll be on PRI’s The World today at 2:00PM PST. I was just interviewed by the host of the program Marco Werman and I feel really good about it. You can listed on your local NPR station (88.5 if you’re in the Bay Area) or at

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Peace and love,



37. In a row?

I’m 37 today. One of the biggest joys of my birthdays are putting out mixes that encapsulate my previous year and are a snapshot of where I’m at in life. This year is no different and it’s my gift back to everyone who has been in my life during year 36. This past year was the hardest of my adult life but I managed to grow and change in ways that I’m so proud of. I’m looking forward to this next journey surrounded by the friends, family, and chosen family that I love so much. Happy birthday to me!