2022 Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women’s Voices Lecture - The Power of Intimate Voices: A Talk on Memoir, Journalism, and Queer Latinidad

Thursday, November 3 at 5:00 PM


How do authors find the courage to write about their lives? How do they write stories about the lives of strangers in an ethical way? Author Daisy Hernández has been writing across literary genres about the intersections of race, immigration, class and sexuality for almost two decades. In this lecture, she discusses how writers create intimacy on the page with themselves and with readers and how this intimacy ultimately speaks to urgent collective experiences of political life.  

Hernández is the author of The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation’s Neglect of a Deadly Disease and A Cup of Water Under My Bed, and co-editor of the classic feminist anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.

Click HERE for Professor Hernández's website.