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I am an inter-sectional feminist, environmentalist, and proud latinx. I hold a BA in Creative Writing and Literature and pursuing an MA in English. I reside in California where I write some fiction and mainly poetry. I love my cats and getting tattoos.
I am invested in talking and writing about abortion, mental illness and health, immigration, education, domestic violence, addiction, healing, sexuality, identity, race, community, gender, culture, media, and all its effects on the self.
My first self-published poetry book, Gritty, begins the journey of everything I've had to come to terms with and how to deal with my traumas, never before speaking out about it in such a way. My second self-published book, Moth Baby, continues that journey in a new light even when it seemed there was no escape. The third book is an anthology published by Alegria where they allow over 45 Latinx writers to make their voices loud and clear. My newest works are a chapbook, Say My Name, published by Flower Press where they are committed to showcasing and uplifting marginalized voices and supporting the community in every way possible, and Runaway, a YA short novel.
My podcast, Getting Gritty with Andrea, is available on seven platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. It features guests who have experience in a variety of subjects and/or as interested in learning and expanding their perspective as I am.