Proud to share how my other half, Cyrus, is bringing literacy to the clinic experience, collaborating with muralists. See Ruben Dario’s poem A Margarita Debayle (To Margarita Debayle) put into mural form in a pediatric clinic waiting room in Washington Heights, New York City, a predominately Latino neighborhood that now sees itself reflected on clinic walls and storytelling. A great follow-up to his Inwood mural project that brought Julia Alvarez’s The Secret Footprints to life to another pediatric clinic with graffiti artist legends.
Mural Project ‘A Margarita de Bayle’ from newfakenyc on Vimeo.
Read the full poem here:
great article on Café Bustelo and its symbolic power against gentrification (and its community and cariño-corrosive mentality) in Uptown Manhattan.
one of the many beloved symbolic staples included in the lives of my characters in my literary works.
A not-to-be-missed exhibit detailing the history of Salsa in New York. The birth of salsa is much more than music: it’s politics, it’s social movements, it’s culture… it’s definitely New York, and immigration, colonial legacies and commonwealth existence. And why so much of my on-the-market novel is an ode to this era.
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.,
Open Daily 10am-6pm exhibit until Nov 26 2017
Thanks to TheUptownCollective for leading me to this.
For those who are thinking about (or who have never heard about) the term “Latinx” (essential replacing Latino/a or Latin@), check out this article by Arianna Davis on Refinery29. Thoughtful, sensitive, being true to what works for oneself, it will at least get you thinking about a newish term being used in some sectors to describe the Latino/a/x community.
great article in the Village Voice covering the old and new Marvel
A good article and action-list of steps a group/individual/company (especially Latino) can take to combat anti-blackness. From Remezcla:
Sharing the exciting news that I’ve just signed with Sarah Burnes of The Gernert Company, who will represent my literary works.
For the public health folks scratching their heads: you might (or might not) have known that I’ve spent the past ten years writing two books, with a passion. Securing a literary agent is an essential step if you choose the route of traditional publishing. It means there’s someone out there who is pitching your book(s) to big and small publishers. So I’m excited and honored to join Sarah and the Gernert team. To learn more about their fabulous authors, visit their site.