Meet the Logo30: Alexandra Cuerdo

The writer, director, and producer expresses her Pride through her work.

Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2021 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.

What can’t Alexandra Cuerdo do?

A queer writer, director, producer, public speaker, and cookbook author, Cuerdo truly wears many hats. The multihyphenate frequently turns to her heritage as a Chinese/Filipina American woman for inspiration. Ulam: Main Dish, her feature-length directorial debut, is the first Filipino food documentary to ever achieve worldwide distribution. It was a massive success on Hulu during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when it became the second most-watched film from the streamer’s campaign (behind Bong Joon-Ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite, no less).
 

Speaking to Logo, Cuerdo says she’s lucky enough to be able to express her Pride through her work.

“I really love what I do,” she shares. “This year, I actually had the amazing opportunity to team up with Lifewtr on this awesome campaign called Life Unseen. I designed a trans flag rendered in water to be the key artwork on one of their waterbottles. … I am so thrilled and excited to really show solidarity with our trans siblings, and exist in every space, even at the airport.”

Sip on that, transphobes! Learn more about Cuerdo and the rest of our inspiring 2021 Logo30 honorees in the video below.
 

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