Creative non-fiction writer, filmmaker, mother of Hudson & Charlie. Dominicana via Washington Heights now living in the LBC. My film The Big Deal won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short. Currently writing a memoir and feature film script while working full-time and trying to juggle it all.
I strive to tell relatable stories that accurately portray the bilingual, bicultural, brown girl and woman. When our voice is heard, when we are seen, our points of view become recognizable and we can participate in the conversation.
I challenge the stereotypes that marginalize people who grow up immigrant, urban, and poor. I often address conflict with humor by placing my characters in uncomfortable situations and use comedy (usually dark) to get them out of it. Humor provides relief and makes it easier to get my point across and change a mind or two in the process.