Yari is a queer woman of color, an artist, and art historian focusing on bringing light and creating better opportunities in art spaces for queer artists of color. Even while pursuing her undergrad she took every opportunity to focus her papers on censorship of queer artist and lead seminar discussions on intersectional feminism. Her greatest affinity and source of inspiration for strength, courage, and charisma being the ballroom scene in 80’s New York City. Truly falling in love with the mix of art, performance, and authenticity in personal identity and self-expression exhibited in the ballroom scene. She plans on focusing her future higher education on art history as it intertwines with the history of queer culture