Montañita, or Monti (he/him/él), is a trans masculine and non-binary champurria, or mixed race Indigenous Andean and Hispanic person. He grew up in diaspora from the city of Santiago where his family still resides, in the Andes mountains of Mapuche territory in South America.
As a creative artist, Montañita is a lifelong poet and performer. He is also the founder of Transgod, a new clothing and lifestyle brand aimed at reclaiming and redefining transgenderhood.
As a consultant, he currently serves as the coordinator for TGX360, a new employment and entrepreneurship program for transgender, non-binary and gender expansive people in Georgia.
He has a degree in Communication from Ithaca College, where he studied historical and contemporary media and culture, sociology, psychology, sex and gender. He has since been following Indigenous research practices to study decolonization efforts, technology, and trans theory.