Daria-Lyric Montaquila (she/her) is a communicator and advocate for a range of intersecting social issues. She is an artist and an advocate who believes that art and storytelling are a powerful tool to highlight a host of issues such as reproductive justice, racial justice, and housing equity. Daria attended the University of Rhode Island where she graduated summa cum laude in 2018. She has a bachelor’s degree in theater and uses her education to deepen the relationship between storytelling and advocacy. She currently serves on the board of The Womxn Project education fund, a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to building a strong movement that blends the power of art, activism and advocacy. One of her most recent projects was “Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery in Rhode Island,” a series of projections and performances that put a spotlight on the enormous impact of slavery on the ocean state. Daria lives in Providence, RI where she spends a lot of her time sharing in community with a truly magnificent range of friends. When she is not advocating for social justice, she can be found on stage in a diverse range of productions, often Shakespearian or devised. She grew up in Providence in a single-mother household which instilled in her a dedication to gender and economic equity. She also has the best cat in the world named Malvolio.