Leira I am Leira Cruz Cáliz, I am from Puerto Rico, born in 1988, and moved to the United States in 2014. I recognize myself as a mixed media artist, however I have no formal training or education in the arts. I mainly work with watercolor and pencils, mixing in markers and inks in the process, as well as collaging at times. In 2020, I started working in concept called Juanas; female characters that are based on important women in my life and women in Puerto Rican history. Atabey, is based on Taíno Indian culture, goddess of Earth and all bodies of water. During the pandemic, I wrote a short verse that inspired me to start this piece.