About Itsooaakii

Photo by Bianca Recuenco

Evelyn Mikayla Martin (Itsooaakii) [Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma, Squamish Nation of Canada, and Filipina] is an art educator and artist who works to center her own personal narrative regarding the processes of navigating mental health, cultural identity, and reclamation of space as an Indigenous femme. Her body of work primarily consists of self-portraits (acrylic on canvas) that serve to hold space for herself and all of her intersecting identities, along with BIPOC women whose identities and lived experiences resonate with her own.
Evelyn Mikayla graduated with her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington (Seattle) in American Indian Studies and a minor in Gender Women Sexuality Studies.