January 7, 2019

Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau: Michaela Mujica-Steiner

Michaela Mujica-Steiner is a part of the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau—A group of awesome youth spokespeople of color and from frontline communities prepared for interviews, panels, media and other speaking engagements.  Read more about the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau here.

Michaela Mujica-Steiner is a part of the Youth Climate Justice Spokesperson Bureau

Name:  Michaela Mujica-Steiner

Home: Boulder, CO

Organization(s): SustainUS

Areas of Expertise:

Self-Care and Self-Love in the Climate Justice Movement, Building Healthy Activist Cultures, Fracking, Youth Activism at the UN, Art and Activism, Local/Statewide Ballot Initiatives As a Strategy for Movement Building

About Me:

I am a performance artist and activist living in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado. Currently, I am working with Boulder Democratic Socialists of America, and other local groups to stop fracking happening directly in my community. I am an avid artist. I focus on direct action campaigns and and multi-medium body-based performance art - exploring different ways in which our bodies can be tools for resistance or submission. I have also been a youth delegate with SustainUS at the 23rd and 24th UN Climate Talks (COP23 & 24). Much of my current work involves exploring and working at the intersections of gender and climate change through political education trainings and discussions with activist groups in my community.

My personal experiences of sexual assault and mental health challenges are a part of my commitment to collective liberation. I bring this perspective into my work through supporting groups in building healthy cultures that intentionally promote self-care and break down oppression.