Franklin Cruz is a queer Latin poet born in Idaho, raised in Texas, and polished in Denver. Born from an immigrant family, he works at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, is an emcee, and a dancer. A Tedx Mile High performer, he has taught and performed in the southwest, Peru, Puerto Rico, for universities and environmental leadership camps, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Art Museum. His work encompasses self-love, immigration, culture, nature, and more. Franklin always aims to address intersectional liberation, confronting our complicity to privilege and oppression and the critical lesson of specificity over simplicity.