Katytarika Bartel is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator based in Cambridge, MA. Her work is dedicated to creating spaces for marginalized voices, specifically those of queer women of color. Katy is mixed race Thai-American, and was born in Los Gatos, California. She is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. Her work has been featured in the Boston Asian American Film Festival and received nominations and awards the Emerson College EVVY Awards. Behind the lens, Katy is the co-founder and co-director of theBoston-based art collective, ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS, which works actively in the community to promote and uplift the narratives of APIA young folks. Katy currently teaches film, photography, and spoken word poetry at the Teen Program at Castle Square Tenants Organization, where she has worked as a teaching artist since 2017.