The amazing Beacon Press is publishing my memoir this September!
“A striking and illuminating memoir of stark beauty that challenges our notions of identity and feminine power; absolutely riveting and unforgettable.”
- Patricia Engel, It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris
You can pre-order now or wait till September 9 and rush Amazon to prove that I’ve written a bestseller!
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.
Bellingham Review nominated my essay, “The Candy Dish,” for a Pushcart! A special thanks to the Djerassi Artist’s Resident Program, for the time to work on this piece, read Carl Jung, and think more about Cuban fathers, Afro-Cuban religions, and love.