This piece is published in partnership with the Expressions of Frida as part of By & For: A Podcast Community, a series of podcast partnerships to uplift the lived experiences and liberation dreams of girls and gender non-conforming youth of color

Season 1, Episode 2: “Finding Strength in Vulnerability with Bella Canzano”

Bella Canzano is a Phoenix-based Peruvian/Italian American artist skilled in singing, songwriting, and illustration. She started her digital art project Abeja Blanca in 2019 to highlight self-love and Latinx identity, and the project has since grown to encompass art activism. Last July, we talked to Bella about what drives her art and music, from the excitement people experience when they see themselves as illustrations to her motivation to make art about issues of identity in the Latinx community as she works to find her place within that community.
Abeja Blanca website: https://www.abejablancaart.com/
Abeja Blanca Instagram: @abeja.blanca
Bella’s Instagram: @isabejita

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Intro/outro music: Gardenias by Lincka (@linckamusic)
Other music, all promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com | Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported
Bedtime After a Coffee and Un Cielo de Distancia by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen
Surface Level by Schematist | http://www.schematistmusic.com
Sand Castles by Purrple Cat | https://purrplecat.com
Sunset Eyes by INOSSI | https://soundcloud.com/inossi 

Expressions of Frida is a podcast where we will be talking about the importance of artivism in the community and highlight the work of womxn of color (artists, musicians, poets) globally! The podcast started one day when Christina and Pam were at the park talking about their art and thought how great it would be to connect with other womxn of color artists around the world.

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