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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick, a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book, and winner of an IPPY Award for memoir! Best of all, Sara Ramirez (AKA: Dr. Callie from Grey’s Anatomy) loves the book. Buy the memoir today.

Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish…”

Lambda Literary: “Her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful.”

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her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf
her deft hand with language, imagery, and emotion create an internal world that is both intimate and achingly beautiful. – See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/reviews/09/27/a-cup-of-water-under-my-bed-by-daisy-hernandez/#sthash.8Fk1Qkoj.dpuf

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Calling all feministas! I am working on a new edition of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. Stay tuned for updates.

My new book project is on Chagas, a Zika-like disease that afflicts 300,000 Americans. Senator Bernie Sanders called my story on Chagas and racial health disparities a “must read” and MSNBC had me on to talk about Chagas and price gouging. My long-form journalism piece on the disease was published by Guernica and you can see more of my writing on Chagas here.

Brevity nominated my essay “Wings” for a 2017 Pushcart.

A short essay on the 2016 election is now at Aster(ix): A Journal of Art, Criticism and Literature. Also, Beacon Broadside and Tricycle published two of my reflections on the election: “My Father Supports Cheetoh. Now What?” and “Finding Refuge in a Time of War.”

I’m a regular contributor to the Buddhist magazine Tricycle. Check out my essays there about chronic pain, envy and immigration.

“Collares” about the Afro-Cuban religion Regla de Ocha and debts to immigrant parents is on Rumpus.

Dogwood chose “Los Ojos” as the winner of their 2015 creative nonfiction contest.

A lyric essay about racial demographics, “The Bus Stop” is at Gulf Coast.

“Places to Remember: In Memory of Leslie Feinberg,” commemorates the passing of the trans author and activist at Beacon Broadside and The Advocate.

And fiction: my short story “Cuello” is up at Juked.

Lambda Literary honored me with the 2015 Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.