Mara Ramirez is an artist, educator, and nanny living and working in the Bay Area, California. She is a core founder of Freak Comics, an independent self-publishing Bay Area comics collective that curates, edits, and prints bi-monthly anthologies, as well as their own personal work. Her comics are mainly autobiographical, and concern matters of intimacy, trauma, and healing. She plays with abstraction, color, and the action of mark making as a means of distorting (and in doing so, clarifying) her own experiences through the filter of emotion and memory. These stories range in content: existentialism, sexuality, gender, and mental illness are some of the topics that have emphasis.