Originally from Italy, Chiara Galimberti is an acupuncturist, artist, writer, immigrant, and single parent currently residing in Chicago, where she completed a 3 year Master in Acupuncture at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She earned an MA in Italian Studies from NYU in 2015 and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, where she was a Soros New American Fellow. Her clinical focus is on mental health, trauma, CPTSD and queer/trans health. She is committed to making healthcare accessible and in building collaborative healing spaces. Chiara is involved in the Chicago Healing Justice Network, which aims to promote healing justice from an anti-oppression framework. Chiara organized and participated in free community acupuncture events at a variety of local and national sites, including the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, the Chicago Women's Health Clinic, and Mujeres Latinas en Accion. Before moving to Chicago, she worked as a Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor and ER Advocate with Middle Way House in Bloomington, IN. She also directed Building Healthy Relationships, a gender violence prevention program for teens. In 2018, she co-organized the Healing Justice Practice Space for the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.