Lovella Calica is a writer, photographer and multi-media artist. She is the founder and director of Warrior Writers and has edited four anthologies of Iraq era veterans’ writing/artwork, received two Art and Change grants from the Leeway Foundation and was honored with the Transformation Award in 2009. She published her first chapbook of poetry Makibaka: Beautifully Brave in 2006 and Huwag Matakot: Do Not be Afraid in 2011. Lovella is a co-founder of the Pilipino-American artist collective, Tatlo Mestiz@s.