heather is an angry gemini earth dragon, multiracial, asian, queer, cisgender, disabled, survivor/surviving, anxious, and depressed womxn of color artist and educator based in st. paul, Mni-sota, which is the hxstorical occupied land of the Dakota and Anishinaabe peoples.
heather is from the torrance/gardena, california area, the home of the Kizh (keech) peoples. she spent her childhood with her Taishanese grandmother eating persimmons and learning about community through food, storytelling, and a good game of mahjong with the aunties.
as a post-structuralist and futurist scholar-practitioner, she has focused on arts-based research and assessment, critical mixed raced studies, womxn of color feminism, first amendment rights, and dismantling white supremacy within institutional practices. she has worked at a multitude of institutions and in a variety of functional areas- with the goal to center and empower the people with the most marginalized and minoritized experiences.
her more recent work focuses on Asian and Black solidarity and coalition building movements, dismantling anti-Blackness within Asian communities, addressing hxstorical trauma and continued violence against Asian womxn/femmes/elders/youth throughout the COVID pandemic and beyond, and utilizing art as a method of continued intergenerational healing for queer and trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color.
in her spare time, heather loves birdwatching, snuggling loon (her pup), rollerskating, hiking for self-care, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her loving chosen family.
queerly unique art that is accessible, handmade, and a radical sliver of joy toward a journey toward intergenerational healing. hclou art includes: watercolor, zines, block prints, digital art, prose, sculpture, and magic. custom art and commissions available by request.