Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist with roots in the San Gorgonio Pass of Southern California and the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco. She is a proud, queer daughter of Mexican immigrants and comes from a long line of dreamers and educators. Currently, she is developing her art practice on indigenous land of the Cahuilla & Serrano and is holding space for community healing through her workshops on holistic health and spirituality. Over the past 8 years she has had the honor of working with youth of color as a community educator and more recently has been teaching a healthy relationships curriculum to Latinx youth in order to prevent gender based violence.
Pochas Radicales was a project founded during Villalobos' undergraduate experience at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in academia and community pushed her to create an environment in which to discuss the experience of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest. As a queer Latinx collective, Pochas Radicales worked toward community engagement through art & activism. The collective ran from Spring of 2013 to Winter of 2017 with the following members: Blanca S. Villalobos, Kenia Perez-Correa, Kibler W. Hidalgo, Andrea Elena Telles, Elizabeth Leon & Carlos Gonzales.
She currently works as an education coordinator for a nature preserve between the Mojave & Sonoran deserts, facilitates community space for healing and helps guide backcountry experiences for artists and activists. On her free time you may find her making ceviche de camarón for loved ones or hiking the Pass area with her pup.