Gilda Monreal, also known as "Fiya Bruxa", is an international award winning visual artist, actress,
filmmaker, and writer. She is also Co-Director of the Essencia Arts Collective, who believes that art can be a tool for social change and community empowerment. Her artistic vision is a social
one that questions and celebrates the beauty, dignity and perseverance
of those who have, or continue to, overcome adversity - whether human, animal or nature.