Keana Aguila Labra (she/her) is an INFJ, bisexual Virgo who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She is the Editor-in-Chief of Marías at Sampaguitas and the co-editor of Chopsticks Alley Pinoy. She is a regular contributor for Chopsticks Alley, MID-HEAVEN Magazine, Royal Rose Magazine, Teen Belle Magazine, & the anime and manga columnist behind Closed Captioning for Headcanon Magazine.
She is a Prose, Poetry and Op-ed Reader for Dream Noir Magazine & a reader for Prismatica Magazine.
She was previously a Magazine and Blog Contributor for Ayaskala and a Poetry Reader for Homology Lit.
Her poetry may be found in the Aoi Kuma Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Peculiars Magazine, Peeking Cat Poetry, Reclaim Anthology, La Scrittrice, The Crimes Against the Uterus Anthology with Wide Eyes Publishing, & Volume 3 of Phemme Zine. She has upcoming work with 3 Moon Magazine, in the Lift Every Voice Anthology with Kissing Dynamite, the RAICES Anthology, & the second anthology, Dear Sister Friend for the She Will Speak Series. She was nominated by Royal Rose Magazine for the 2019 Best of Net Anthology for her poem, Insistent. Her book reviews may be found on Medium & GoodReads.
She examines literature & media through a cultural & feminist lens with poetry, prose, & CNF. Knowing the importance of representation, her work is evidence that Filipinx Americans are present in the literary world.