NPR’s Code Switch published my commentary “Sexist Depictions of Latinas Aren’t Just a Hollywood Thing” about Sofia Vergara and her rotating rear end at the Emmys. You can also 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 with this deadly disease.
Beacon Press is publishing A Cup of Water Under My Bed this September!
Kirkus: “Warm and thoughtful, Hernández writes with clear-eyed compassion about living, and redefining success, at the intersection of social, ethnic and racial difference. Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt.”
Booklist: “Journalist, feminist, and first-time memoirist Hernández presents a coming-of-age story that dives into the complexities of language, sexuality, and class. . . . An accessible, honest look at the often heart-wrenching effects of intergenerational tension on family ties.”
Book Tour Dates:
Sept. 9 ~ The Booksmith in San Francisco, 7:30pm
Sept. 10 ~ Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA, 7pm
Sept. 13 ~ Book Soup in West Hollywood, CA, 4pm
Sept. 26 ~ La Casa Azul in Manhattan, 6:30 pm
Sept. 27 ~ Las Comadres Conference, Brooklyn, 11am
Sept. 29 ~ Bluestockings in Manhattan, 7pm
~ with Bushra Rehman, author of Corona, coeditor of Colonize This!
Oct. 5 ~ Politics & Prose in Washington DC, 1pm
Oct. 9 ~ University of Northern Iowa, 7pm
Oct. 23 ~ Books & Books, Miami, 6:30 pm
Oct. 24 ~ University of Miami
Nov. 7 ~ Carleton College in Minnesota, 10:30am
Nov. 7 ~ Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, 7pm
Nov. 22 ~ Miami Book Fair
In other news, watch Dr. Clayton and me in conversation at KGGB, the oldest black-owned radio station in Iowa. We dish on womanism, the term “people of color,” and my new book.
El periódico, the Courier, in Iowa ran a story about my lecture on feminism and Beyoncé at the University of Northern Iowa.
“Stories She Tells Us” is out in the new anthology Wise Latinas: Writers on Education. Read the Kirkus review, and check out the Writers’ Studio at the Center for Fiction in Manhattan where I first drafted the essay.
In These Times ran the commentary “Is the Racial Apology Possible?”
My essay “The Judge” came from spending time this year with undocumented children at a foster care agency in South Florida. You can find it at the amazing arts and immigration pub CultureStrike.