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Cristy C. Road

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Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist and musician who uses illustration, writing, and punk rock music as her preferred mediums. Blending her political principles, gender and cultural identities— Road testifies to the beauty of the imperfect. Her endeavors in creating culture began in 1996, when writing the Green’Zine; a self-published ‘zine which began as a fan’zine entirely devoted to the rock group Green Day. Green’Zine evolved into a punk rock fanzine with interviews and record reviews; and by 2004, a personal manifesto about existing and healing from trauma. She has since published 14 Green’zines and has contributed countless illustrations to punk rock music, publications, and political organizations. She’s published 3 graphic novels which tackle gender, sexuality, cultural identity, and healing from trauma: Indestructible (2005), Bad Habits (2008), and Spit and Passion (2013), a coming out memoir about staying in the closet. Her most recent project is the Next World Tarot (2017) is a tarot card deck envisioning a world based on radical redefinitions of love and social justice.

Aside from creating art; Road is a songwriter and guitarist, having fronted the pop-punk group, The Homewreckers from 2008-2016. She currently fronts Choked Up, a project that doesnt stray too far from the Homewrecker's foundations, but proves a departure in style and bilingual lyrics. 

Having organized entire tours for The Homewreckers and Choked Up, Road has been performing, lecturing, and presenting workshops since first touring with her art in 2001. She's traveled nationally and internationally on her own, with her punk rock bands, and namely Sister Spit: The Next Generation (an all queer spoken word performance tour), and Race Riot! (A national tour hosted by The People of Color Zine Project).

Cultivating a performance trajectory with a consistent show of defiance, she performs at bookstores, record stores, basements, bars, college campuses, and beyond. C. Road is a Gemini with a Cancer rising and moon, and she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.