Gender and Spirituality in Colombia, Cuba and New Jersey: Daisy Hernández
Born and raised in Union City, New Jersey, to a Colombian mother and a Cuban father, journalist and author Daisy Hernández discusses her evolution from her time at The New York Times and Ms. magazine to her experiences at Colorlines in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time, she developed her vision of social justice regarding race, immigration, LGBTQ communities and global health issues. Attentive to the multiple heritages and languages in her formation, she also became aware of the role of media in disseminating local and global news, realizing that reportage on violence against queer youth of color was rarely told. This affected the stories she selected for her critically acclaimed memoir for which she has earned national and international honors and awards.