"Queer Cuentos, Queer Narratives"
Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism. The former editor of ColorLines magazine, she has written for The Altantic, Ms. magazine, the National Catholic Reporter, The New York Times, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read more at www.daisyhernandez.com. In her talk, she will explore how sexuality and gender are often portrayed as highly personal stories, or cuentos, disconnected from community and from experiences of race, class and immigration. But the most private story is also the most public one. Hernández will discuss reporting and writing about the intersection of gender and race, the double narrative Latinas face about sexuality, and why erasing bisexuality is bad for everyone.