Zemí Yukiyu Atabey is a writer, educator, performing artist, and queer anarchist activist. Informed deeply by the work of Paulo Freire, Zemí has always viewed education as central to anti-capitalist and social justice praxis. Their work in international activism and education has taken them through Paraguay, South Korea, Japan, and Thailand - to name just a few of the countries in which they have lived, taught, and assisted in building sustainable community education programs. Zemí continues to work as an advocate for educational liberation and social justice as an active alumnum of Teach for America and a member of Leadership for Educational Equity. Zemí's current work centers around the concept of "otherness" as represented by monsters and villains in popular culture as a manifestation of the gestalt psyche of society and its psychological need for self definition through opposition. Additionally, Zemí is an avid singer and writer whose work is deeply informed by their experience as a queer, non-binary person of color; a trauma survivor, and by their lifelong struggle with mental health.