Mimo Garcia – Biography

Official website: https://mimo.bg/en

Mimo Garcia was born on 16 February 1998 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication of Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“.

Actor with the Dramedy Theatre Company for many years (2009 – 2014). Author and anchor of the „For the kids with Slava and Mimo“ (2012 – 2015) and Field for answers“ (2015 – 2017) online shows.

Scriptwriter and director of the short film „Nasalevtsi: Poor against Rich“ (2015). TV commentator (2017 – 2018) in sexologist Natalia Kobilkina’s show „No Inhibitions“.

In 2019, he co-authored „Let’s talk together“, an online platform for psycho-logopaedic help and support. Author and co-anchor of the platform formats „Every First Monday“ (2019 – 2020) and „Short Messages“ (2021), dealing with topics such as child aggression, autism, post-stroke aphasia, child adoption, dyslexia, sexual orientation, healthy weight loss, media literacy. In 2020, during the political and media hysteria surrounding COVID-19, he set up a special podcast where a psychologist answers questions from listener experiencing panic, free of charge.

In 2021, he was sworn in as a lay judge. Founder and director of „Lay judges“ Foundation (2022 – present).
He represented the Republic of Bulgaria at the European Day of Lay Judges in Poznan, Republic of Poland (2022) and in Leipzig, Federal Republic of Germany (2024).
Organizer of the European Day of Lay Judges 2023, which is celebrated for the first time in Bulgaria, and of the conference of the European Network of Associations of Lay Judges (ENALJ), which is held for the first time in Bulgaria between 12 and 14 May 2023 year.

Through February 2024, he has been part of the teams of the „Autism Today“ Association and the National Patient Organization.

Author of books.

Mimo Garcia is also an activist blogger. He supports gender equality, the right to abortion, LGBTI rights, while taking a strong stance against dictators, false democracies and fundamentalists.

(The Bulgarian Translation Company INTERLANG)