My journey as a writer has involved some amazing adventures in creative, academic, copy and grant writing, as well as journalism and spiritual non-fiction. My writing has covered a breadth of topics — from travel, art, life and culture — to social commentary, community, yoga and spirituality. I have worked with local newspapers, travel magazines and have published in literary anthologies and journals.
Currently, I am mostly focused on the kind of work that is aligned with my heart-centered practice, which includes mystical verse and erotic poetry. I recently completed a collection of verse entitled Journey to Now about becoming a parent to my parents and starting my life over after they passed from Alzheimer’s.
As a performing writer, following my practice of live storytelling in Miami, I have also read poetry at open mics in Washington, D.C. More in-depth stage work has included performances of poetry with music at Busboys and Poets with Tango Mercurio and poetry with overtone singing at Church of the Holy City co-produced with Harmonic Introductions.
I also enjoy telling the stories of organizations that support positive connection in the world through action. My most recent work for international diplomacy non-profit Global Ties Miami best illustrates this role: I acted as an in-house journalist for two editions of an international exchange program involving entrepreneurs from the Caribbean and the Americas. Fully bilingual in Spanish, I can move seamlessly from interview to written word between the Hispanic and U.S. community, as with this article for World Learning.
My writing career spans three decades during which time social media and multimedia became tools for storytelling and engaging audience. One of my more in-depth projects included work for Comcast’s Project Open Voice, where I shot and produced short documentaries about Miami’s Latino community. Embracing the digital communications age, I also authored an award-winning blog for 12 years and co-produced and hosted a podcast for six.