Founder | Creative Director | Content Writer
Aiano (shey/they) is the founder and creative director of Art for Ourselves. She is a mixed, queer, big bodied dance artist and educator based in Oakland, CA. Whether in teaching settings or in intimate community, Aiano aims to make space for people to practice radical self love, embodied understanding, and to show up fully as they are. She is grounded by the Art for Ourselves community and the continuum of experiences shared through this publication. She dedicates this project to all the QTs and Queerdos, the elders, and ancestors who have been doing the work. They believe it is our responsibility to ask critical questions, listen, reflect, and take action.