Karla Monterrosa-Morales was born and raised in tropical El Salvador and in sunny southern Spain. A big fan of clear skies and sunshine, she’s been having second thoughts about relocating to dreary Vancouver, BC in 2009. She got her first period when she was ten and hasn’t stopped talking about it (or any body fluids, really) since. Karla is an illustrator, painter, filmmaker, and hypochondriac. Some of her current obsessions include masturbating, the concept of radical love, and WebMD.
Karla graduated from Emily Carr University of Art+Design with a BFA in animation in 2013. She’s worked on very cool projects for children’s television and public art installations since. Through animation, illustration, and witty one-liners, she tries to explore the concepts of shame, honesty, and misfortune in everyday life.
While she self-identifies as a very chill extremist, she navigates North and Latin American politics from the intersection of being an immigrant and a cisgender latina woman. Currently, she’s working with other angry feminists on projects to convince the current Salvadoran government that reproduction rights are human rights. Despite her constant disappointment with the Salvadoran left-wing party, her ideas and values remain very left-leaning, although she advocates for a culture of radical love in which people who disagree politically can see each other as people despite their differences
Karla Monterrosa, Pussy Power, 2016