Maria Elena Gaitan

Thief of Birds

Little Birds is a series of vignettes and reflections on border crossings and emancipation.Written by María Elena Gaitán

Musician, storyteller, performance artist, translator and mother, East L.A. born María Elena Gaitán is a citizen of the world and a lifetime social justice activist with ancestral roots in Del Río Texas and Monterrey Nuevo León. 

Thief of Birds (stealing Katy’s Baby) At age three I’ve become a thief. . .