Our beloved Juana Clarisa Vera Birba has been called home. She is technically my “grandmother-in-law,” but from the moment I met her she’s been my abuelita, my Tita.
There are so many things I love about Tita. For example, her quirks – what she called “tiki-tikis.” She was unapologetic about them and turned them into ritual. Ours was the fact that she never learned my name. Every time I’d see her I’d ask: “Tita, como me llamo?”
“Ay, chica, esperate, no me digas,” she’d say, as if it were on the tip of her tongue. (more…)
Check out my interview on Rising Up with Sonali in which we talk about the new blockbuster film Harriet, which represents Harriet Tubman as the real-life superhero that she was, leading her people to freedom.
Just two weeks after the new series Ramy debuted, Hulu has just announced that it’s been renewed for another season. Because there are so many reasons to watch it, I talked about it on Rising Up with Sonali and wrote about it for Ms. Magazine. Check them both out below. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the show! (more…)
Photo credit: Anibal Ortiz
It turns out I know a thing or two about my day job! Or at least the Public Relations Society of America thinks so, given they published my article on communicating to Gen Z! Check it out here: Social Strategy: Telling Stories That Matter for an Increasingly Influential Generation.
I’m thrilled to be speaking at the LA Times Festival of Books! The panel, entitled “Feminisms in Motion: Intersectional Voices for Social Change,” will take place Saturday, April 13, from noon–1 p.m., at USC. Attendance will require a ticket, which you can get the day of on-site for free, or as of April 7 for $1 online. The festival is an amazing gathering of book writers and book lovers.
Here are more details about the panel and the whole weekend event schedule.
And a glimpse of our panel:
I hope you can join us!
Join us this Thursday for a performance by Amitis Motevalli and a reading by Jessica Hoffmann, Mia Mingus and me! Books will be on sale for $20. The gallery space on campus is beautiful and the show that’s up right now–Somewhere in Between–is incredibly moving. See you there!
Join Daria, Jess and me for a discussion about LOUDmouth, make/shift and Feminisms in Motion. Tuesday, March 5, from 6–7 p.m at Cal State LA in the University-Student Union Los Angeles rooms.