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Christine Sloan Stoddard

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Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist originally from Virginia. In addition to authoring the non-fiction book, Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia, she has written for Marie Claire, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Good Housekeeping, The Feminist Wire, Ravishly, Thought Catalog, So to Speak, and various other outlets. She also is the co-author of the book Images of America: Richmond cemeteries and the editor of The Nest: An Anthology of the Unreal by Quail Bell Magazine and Airborne: An Anthology of the Real by Quail Bell Magazine. In 2014, Folio Magazine named Christine one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine, a socially-minded literary magazine.

Christine's mixed media paintings, collages, and films have appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, the Poe Museum, the Condé Nast Building in Times Square, Greenpoint Gallery, and beyond. Meanwhile, her comic, "Forget Fairytales," have been published in Washington City Paper, The Southeast Review, Feminist Wednesday, Grok Nation, and elsewhere. Christine also is the founding editor of Comicality Magazine.

In 2012, the Puffin Foundation awarded her a national emerging artist grant in photography for her photo-essay accordion book, Mixteco/RVA. In 2012-13, her documentary, The Persistence of Poe, screened at various outlets, including the PBS stations of Richmond and Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2013, Christine launched WETA Arts, a 30-minute arts program for the PBS station of Greater Washington, D.C.

Currently Christine continues to write, make art and videos, and hosts "The Bad Ass Lady Folk of Brooklyn," an original show for Radio Free Brooklyn.