2013 Nominee: Annae Padilla
The New Americano
Annae Padilla embodies the spirit of her Native American and Mexican antepasados through her perseverance and her relentless pursuit of justice. After growing up in the rough streets of South Central Los Angeles, Annae moved to Arizona where she encountered first hand the injustice of the Arizona Immigration Laws. Motivated to speak up for la gente against the oppression of these laws, this Revolucionaria founded and designs for Melanic Tees. Melanic Tees Coolection is a website that exhibits melanism and self expression as well as sells t-shirts that represent this Revolucionaria’s voice.