Maegan Ortiz, aka la Mamita Mala, is a Queens born and bred Nuyorican mami media maker. She is a freelance writer who over the years has written about politics and mami’hood for publications including el Diario la Prensa, Make/shift, Latina, the NY Daily News, LOUDMouth, and The American Prospect. For the past 6 and half years she has written on Latino politics and culture on VivirLatino.com and for over 10 years she has written about mami’hood on her personal blog. As a performance artist and poet she has been featured at the PANIC! series in NY, Poetas en Nueva York colectivo, Clemente Soto Velez theater, Agueybana bookstore,el Museo del Barrio, Woodlawn Cemetery and on the Make/shift RecLAmations tour in Los Angeles and New York. Her writing has been published in the anthologies The Best of PANIC! and Just Like a Girl and her voice can be heard on the SPEAK! Radical Women of Color cd.