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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!

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.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

MSNBC had me on the Melissa Harris-Perry show to talk about the “kissing bug” disease, or Chagas, and big pharmaceuticals. Sen. Bernie Sanders called my story on Chagas and racial health disparities a “must read.”

Follow my work at TheAltantic.com on advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the disease and read about companies targeting poor Latin American immigrants.

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Here are recent works of creative nonfiction:

A short essay on the elections is now at Aster(ix): A Journal of Art, Criticism and Literature.

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

“Envidia”is a meditation on Cuban azabaches and loving kindness meditation at Tricycle.

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.