Pia is a writer, public speaker and personal coach. From Harlem to Hawaii, she has led dozens of workshops and presentations on body politics, identity, intersectional feminism, media literacy and social justice. Her work at Adios Barbie is informed by Pia’s own life straddling different worlds as a bi-cultural Mexican and American who has never quite fit in, but has finally found her home. She has also worked with numerous groups including the Department of Education, PBS, ITVS, among others, to create media and educational initiatives that center around the experiences of marginalized folx. Committed to love and justice, Pia is a yoga student/teacher and unprofessional dog walker.
Pia has taught on topics such as Increasing Learning Through Culturally Relevant Arts Education, Anti-bias and Media Literacy in The Wake of September 11, White Privilege 101, Social Media as a Tool for Social Justice and Change, and most recently Yoga, Commodification and Cultural Appropriation. She and her work at Adios Barbie has been mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Fox Latino, Vh1, The Guardian, MSNBC, BBC 4, The New York Times, Forbes, Al-Jazeera, Seventeen, Fitness, Glamour, among others. Pia has also appeared numerous times as an expert on CNN’s Headline News (HLN) and Huffington Post Live.