Profile: Indira Allegra

Indira Allegra is a multidisciplinary American artist and writer based in Oakland, California.

Background and Education

Allegra was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Portland, Oregon in the 1980s. They are of Black and Native American descent. Allegra studied Biology at Yale University in the late 1990s; they received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Sign Language Interpretation from Portland Community College in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts in 2015. Allegra has worked as a sign language interpreter, domestic violence advocate, union organizer, youth educator, and in the service industry.

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