Hoping to show you all why I’ve been silent for the last month and change: deadlines, deadlines, deadlines, and some traveling. Once published, I will post. Be patient with me: my goal this month is to master the art of managing my blog while making writing deadlines, push my documentary forward, work on several proposals, box (more on that soon!), and be present for my almost-two-year-old son and seventeen-year-old daughter. Oh, yeah, and update this site, especially the Appearances page (so check back often)! Oh, and how could I forget—I’m close to finishing a companion curriculum for my book Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, out in paperback THIS TUESDAY, February 4!
Speaking of my daughter, I’d like to shout Djali out for the love she received from Ebony.com, who recently featured her in their Coolest Black Kid in America column (She also proudly identifies as Latina-American). I’m proud of her and all her accomplishments. A lot more is to come on that front and I’m excited for her. Pictured below is a moment djali caught when we were at the California Lighthouse in Aruba.
Anyways, I’m back. It’s good to be here.