Erin Monahan, Founder

Erin Monahan is the founder of Terra Incognita Media. Her haters know her as "angry, asshole, cuntsuckerfish." She likes that title better. While a full-time neurotic nutcase for Terra Incognita Media, she's also a full-time nanny. She has also worked as a server, outdoor teacher, climbing gym instructor, and was a terrible gardener for a brief stint. She received an English degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia, with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in Philosophy.

Favorite things to do: read Audre Lorde, listen to Politically Reactive with Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu, use the phrase "men are trash," eat black olive hummus, drink lots of coffee, and cackle when white men get pissy in the comments section.

Follow her @bitchlomatic


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Larissa Nez, Co-Facilitator of Interrupting Oppression Workshops and Contributing Writer

Yá’át’ééh, shí éí Larissa Nez yinishyé. Hashtł’ishnii nishłį. Dziłtł’ahnii báshíshchíín. Táchii’nii éí da shicheiii. Tótsohnii éí da shinálí. Ákót’éego Diné asdzáán nishłį. Hello, my name is Larissa Nez and I am Diné. I am of the Mud People Clan and born for the Mountain Cove People Clan. My maternal grandfather is of the Red Running into the Water People. My paternal grandfather is of the Big Water People. I am from the Navajo Nation and I attended the University of Notre Dame from 2007-2012 to obtain my B.A. in Sociology and Art History. I am a Youth Advocate at the Native American Youth & Family Center and I am also a student at Portland Community College furthering my study of Sociology. Additionally, I am a representative on the PPS Ethnic Studies Oversight Committee, where we are developing curriculum for Ethnic Studies courses that will be available for all PPS students in 2019. My greatest passion is supporting Indigenous people and communities and empowering them to reclaim their identity, culture, and voice. I enjoy traveling, sports, music, art, and nature. Check her out @canoecanoa


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Lorena Jasis-Wallace, Co-Facilitator of Interrupting Oppression Workshops and Contributing Writer

Lorena Jasis-Wallace is originally from Kentucky, and tends toward a social justice lens in all areas of her work (whether it's wilderness leadership, or providing access to social services kids and communities). She became a co-facilitator of Terra Incognita Media's "Interrupting Oppression" workshops after being inspired by the outreach and commitment to social change in this community. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and spends too much time with her dogs.

Check out her gram: @lorenajw_x


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Nia Abram, Contributing Writer

Nia Abram is a writer, activist, creator, and realist with a degree in Environmental Policy from Colorado College. She believes that black and brown voices will lead the movement to a more equitable, sustainable planet. It is her goal to examine, understand, and move through the complex identifiers that make one “progressive” in order push for a more radical and intersectional movement that incorporates accountability. As a black queer woman she seeks to go beyond just cultural critique, and also focuses on themes of solidarity and support by finding joy and excitement in the beauty of her people and culture.

Follow her on Instagram: @bad_gal_nini and check out more of her work on her website niaabram.com.

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Alyssa Denay Carter, Contributing Artist

Alyssa Miller is a (soon to be) graduate from Colorado College with a degree in Studio Art with an emphasis on textiles, performance, and printmaking/painting and a minor in Race and Ethnic Migrations Studies. Her work addresses the embodiment of and performance of intersectional identities, bodies in spaces and places in bodies, a sort of inherited cultural memory, and both literal and metaphorical processes of shedding skin using weaving sculptural textiles out of nylon monofilament as well as using layering and collage techniques.

Give her a follow on her Instagram: @alyssadenaycarter