Villalobos is an interdisciplinary artist & activist 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 health and spirituality. Over the past 7 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 in the desert and on her free time you may find her making ceviche de camarón or spinning folk records for loved ones.