Heldáy de la Cruz (pronounced "el-dye") is an artist and community organizer. Through illustration and design, his work explores the identities that are lost and found within both the queer and Indigenous diaspora. These, alongside his undocumented status, are at the very core of his community work.
Heldáy's artwork and story has been shared in Milk X Magazine (Hong Kong),
The Huffington Post, AIGA Portland, She Shreds Magazine, Ecotrust, Street Roots, East Oregonian, The Oregonian, ACLU of Oregon, Design Week Portland, Brand New Podcast, Social Justice League Podcast, Talking with Ghosts Podcast, Homebase Gallery, CultureStrike, and the Define American Film Festival, and the U-FLi Center at Brown University. He also founded and co-leads a collective called UndocuPDX that provides resources, education, and news for the undocumented community.
I currently work as the in-house Senior Designer at Ecotrust.