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LitHub calls A Cup of Water Under My Bed “A New Feminist Classic You Should Read.”

The memoir was awarded a 2015 IPPY Award and the Annual Bisexual Book Award for memoir. It was a finalist in nonfiction for the Publishing Triangle Award and received the 2015 Honorable Mention for Best Latino/a Literature in the U.S. from Casa de las Américas, Cuba’s prestigious literary center for Latin American literature.

Lambda Literary honored me with the 2015 Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award, and DiCción Queer, DC’s Latino/a LGBT arts organization, bestowed me with their 2014 Writer Award.

Salon posted excerpts from the book & Jezebel says: “Jarring and beautifully written.”

Rumpus: “Daisy Hernández was on my radar as the feminist superhero I most wanted to emulate in my teaching and writing life.”

Watch interviews with Sonali Kolhatkar at Uprising Radio and Dr. Scharron Clayton at KBBG. Listen to interviews the Kojo Nnamdi Show, the Brian Lehrer Show, Frank Stasio at The State of Things, The BiCast, La Raza ChroniclesWomen’s Magazine at KPFA, the journal Fourth Genre, and Flip the Script.

NBC News interviewed me and other activists and scholars about the new term “Latinx.”

Check out this interview with Bitch magazine and read an excerpt.

Interview with Hairpin: “Like bell hooks, Hernández shows us a feminism that is lived as much as it is theorized.”

Lambda Literary: “On Writing a Memoir, Bisexuality, and ‘The Kiss of Death'”

Latino USA: I talk about race, credit cards, & the New York Times… and a podcast on Cuba and forgiveness

Vela magazine: 1 of 6 women writers on social class.

Named 1 of the Top 10 Latina Authors to Watch in 2015

Huffington Post: “Daisy Hernández’s new memoir, A Cup Of Water Under My Bed, is full of sentences that linger with you long after you’ve finished reading — the kind of weighty, satisfying phrases that stay ringing in your ears.”

Lambda Literary highlights A Cup of Water Under My Bed for fall reading.

ColorLines asked me about the 8 books that shaped the memoir.

GLAAD posted my reflections for Bi Awareness Week.

Contributed to “11 Things White People Can Do To Be Real Anti-Racist Allies” at Alternet

YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association recommends A Cup of Water Under My Bed for young readers.

An interview with the Women’s Media Center

Everyday Feminism: Books by Queer and Trans Women That Set Me Free

The Miami Hurricane features alumni from the University of Miami heading for the Miami Book Fair 2014.

Latinx Sexuality blog: “Daisy is continuing the legacy of those beloved queer authors of color, paving a way for those of us to come, to share, and to build together.”

The Latina Book Club kicked off its memoir week with A Cup of Water Under My Bed.

William Paterson University about the women’s studies professor in the memoir.

In These Times recommends A Cup of Water Under My Bed for your fall 2014 reading list.

South Florida Gay News runs an author profile.

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