Meet Point Foundation Honorary Board Member Ligiah Villalobos
June 21, 2021
What is your current occupation?
What is your alma mater and what did you study when you were in school?
Brigham Young University and Antioch University - Graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Antioch.
What is your favorite memory from your time as a student or from early in your career?
Being a dancer/singer at multiple performing groups at BYU, including The Ballroom Dance Co.
How did you hear about Point Foundation and what made you want to become a board member?
I met Jorge Valencia, the Executive Director, when we were students at BYU and performing together. I am interested in issues of equity and inclusion in any form.
What is a fun fact about you that few people know?
I used to be a ballroom dancer. Or, I have 9 brothers and sisters. Or, I used to be a Mormon.
What is your favorite book/movie/song and why?
The Little Prince - The book has my favorite quote.
Ordinary People - The movie deals with a fractured family, which I relate to.
Fragile - The song is haunting and beautiful at the same time.
What is your current favorite streaming binge and why?
Lupin. Made me happy to see a Black man in a French series that has taken the world by a storm.
In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching movies, reading, playing the piano.
How are you practicing self-care during this difficult time?
How are you adjusting to remote life and what are your tips to stay motivated?
Remote life has been okay. I live alone and have for many years, so I do okay by myself. I've stayed motivated because my teaching and writing assignments keep me extremely busy.
As a member of the Point Foundation Board, what is your message to LGBTQ+ students?
We are here to support you. We believe in your potential. We know you have the ability to change the world.
Ligiah Villalobos is a Writer, Producer, Consultant, Educator and Lecturer. She is best known for the independent feature film Under the Same Moon, (La Misma Luna), which she wrote and executive produced.
Read more about Point Foundation Honorary Board Member Ligiah Villalobos here.