Writer and editor Daisy Hernández spoke about her autobiography, A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir, as well as her work coediting Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. She introduces what she calls “a shared language” and discusses how the bilingual works of Sandra Cisneros impacted her as a child. Additionally, she addressed her approaches to reporting between the intersections of race, gender and LGBT issues, and discusses how personal stories become political narratives.
Daisy Hernández has written for such publications as Ms. Magazine, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is currently working on a project detailing Chagas disease treatment in the United States.
This talk was given on February 11th, 2016 in Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College.