Victoria Ruiz (USA)
Victoria Ruiz is the front woman for Downtown Boys, which Rolling Stone named “America’s Most Exciting Punk Band”. She uses her platform as a touring and recording artist to confront racism, capitalism, and the inequities that drive the status quo. As a product of a working class single mom and a Chicana grandmother who was a farmworker, Ruiz understands culture’s power and potential to confront the status quo by any means necessary. Ruiz’s work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Paper Mag, Spin, Interview Mag, Remezcla, The New York Times, The Talkhouse, and Democracy Now.