book cover

Exciting news: I am working on a new edition of the anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.

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, 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.”

Bring me to your campus.
Readings, News, Reviews.
Read excerpts at Salon and The Advocate.

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 to talk about Chagas, a Zika-like disease, and Sen. Bernie Sanders called my story on Chagas and racial health disparities a “must read.” My long-form journalism piece on the disease was published by Guernica and you can see more of my writing on Chagas here.

Connect with me:

Facebook Twitter Instagram

Here are recent works of creative nonfiction:

Beacon Broadside and Tricycle published two of my reflections on the 2016 election: “My Father Supports Cheetoh. Now What?” and “Finding Refuge in a Time of War.” 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.

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

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.