ADELINA ANTHONY is a critically acclaimed and award winning two-spirited Xicana lesbian multi-genre artist, cultural activist, teaching artist, director and producer. The themes in her works address colonization, feminism, trauma, ancestral memory, gender, health, race & ethnicity, immigration, sexuality, land & environment, and issues generally affecting the queer/lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communities. She has nearly 20 years of stage experience and has garnered Best Actress nominations and awards; and is a 2014 Lambda Literary Finalist for her published comedic triptych, Las Hociconas: Three Locas with Big Mouths and Even Bigger Brains (Kórima Press).
She most recently participated in the March 2014 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive, where she workshopped with Joan Tewkesbury and received feedback on her Bruising for Besos script from her two advisors, Elgin James and Guinevere Turner. In 2013, she was awarded the Sony Pictures Diversity Fellowship through Film Independent's Project Involve program. Her short film as writer-director, Forgiving Heart, has screened at festivals. She is also the writer of the short film, You're Dead to Me, executive produced by Film Independent Project Involve and the National Minority Consortia for PBS; this short film has also screened at various festivals; and along with her Project Involve screenwriting mentor, Ruth Atkinson, she is developing the feature length screenplay, But Not Buried.
There is currently a fundraising effort for her first feature film, Bruising for Besos.