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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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Hiro Nishikawa is a defender of civil rights, and a living witness to one our nation’s gravest abrogations of them
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Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen and the politics of disbelief [TW]
Credit: http://gifmovie.tumblr.com/ Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow's daughter and Woody Allen's adoptive daughter, recently published an open letter in the New York Times about being sexually assaulted by the renowned filmmaker when she was 7 years old.  It is a ...
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Hiro Nishikawa is a defender of civil rights, and a living witness to one our nation’s gravest abrogations of them
The memories are all described from the point of view of a young boy. The way he and his brothers played in the crawlspace beneath one of the buildings, alert to the Gila monsters, scorpions and rattlesnakes that also sought relief from the sun and 110-degr...
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A weekly aggregation of interesting links by Latin@ writers I follow on Twitter.
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Beauty: The face you earn
I love the way faces age. When looking at magazines and online lists about women celebrities who are "aging beautifully," I find myself wishing those selected would opt out of plastic surgery and let their real faces speak of the lives they've led. Moments ...
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Johnny Depp, Sean Connery and the labyrinth of books
I confess to a long, profound love for rare books. I own many books about books: printing histories, catalogues of illuminated manuscripts, books about Elbert Hubbert and the Roycrofters, books about William Morris and the Kelmscott Press. It is a material ...
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Latina writer, editor & blogger. @followthelede on Twitter
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I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be said -- suited me for none (and every one) of the occupations I've plied since. 

I've done stints as everything from art gallery assistant to the director of a historic opera house, but eventually found my way, permanently, to newspapers. I've been staff writer, production coordinator, editor and managing editor at a string of local weekly newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. I am currently the managing editor of Al Día News Media, a Latino news media organization that publishes in Spanish and English, online and in print. I was the editor of Al Día's book, 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia in 2012.

I'm something of a social media enthusiast, at both work and play, and habitually haunt the Latinos in Social Media twitter party (#latism) and Muckrack Chat (#muckedup).


In addition to news, I write speculative fiction and poetry. My poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, We'Moon, La Bloga's Floricanto online, Scheherezade's Bequest at Cabinet des Fees and is slated to appear in an upcoming anthology to fund Con or Bust.

My fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Crossed Genres #24; in the anthologies Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction, Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two, and is slated to appear in the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction at the Margins of History, and in the upcoming GUD magazine, issue 7.


My novel, INK, was published by Crossed Genres Publications in 2012. It was named to Latinidad's Best Books of 2012 list. It is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, Smashwords and others online booksellers.

Though my favorite place in the world is a small log cabin in the Central New York woods, I live in an old farmhouse about an hour outside of Philadelphia, with my husband (a diehard Minnesota Twins fan) and a brilliant and cantankerous teenage daughter who refuses to speak Spanish though her pronunciation is perfect.
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  • Sarah Lawrence College