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A Cup of Water Under My Bed is a Guernica Editors’ Pick and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2014

Boston Globe: “Gorgeously written from start to finish, the book’s emotional heart is in the author’s childhood, and it reverberates through her adulthood.”

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.YDElQ3B6.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
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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The journal Gulf Coast published my essay “The Bus Stop” about how my white hometown went brown.

Read my commentaries at NPR’s CodeSwitch:
4 Reasons Why Scandal Is A Telenovela. And A Good One
Sexist Depictions of Latinas Aren’t Just a Hollywood Thing

Beacon Broadside and The Advocate posted my essay “Places to Remember: In Memory of Leslie Feinberg,” about the passing of the trans author and activist.

What does it mean to write a first memoir? Read my short essay  at The Huffington Post.

You can read my reporting on the “kissing bug” disease, or Chagas, for TheAltantic.com and learn how patient advocates and cardiologists are helping Latin American immigrants.