Keana Aguila Labra (she/her) resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Features Writer for CBR.com and a Staff Writer for Book Riot.
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 & the anime and manga columnist behind Closed Captioning for Headcanon Magazine. She is a Prose, Poetry and Op-ed Reader for Dream Noir Magazine.
She was previously a Magazine and Blog Contributor for Ayaskala, a Poetry Reader for Homology Lit, and a Regular Contributor for both Royal Rose Magazine and Teen Belle Magazine. She was briefly a reader for Prismatica Magazine.
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, Lift Every Voice Anthology with Kissing Dynamite, the Catharsis Anthology with Teen Belle Magazine, the No Tender Fences Anthology, 3 Moon Magazine, & in the second anthology, Dear Sister Friend for the She Will Speak Series.
She has upcoming work with the Trigger Warning Anthology with Wide Eyes Publishing. 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. Knowing the importance of representation, her work is evidence that Filipinx Americans are present in the literary world.