Describe the work that you do…
I am a stand-up comedian, actress, writer and activist. I use my voice to bring issues to light through my experiences and comedy.
Why is the work important?
It is important to be a voice for the unheard, the marginalized and disenfranchised, especially when you come from those groups.
What inspired this work?
My life experiences inspired the work, I have had quite the journey in life from homelessness to abuse, but I am still standing. It is important to reach back, to inspire those who are at the very place you once were.
Why are you a proud Puerto Rican?
Have you ever had a Pastel or Pana or an Alcapurria? Why wouldn’t I be? We are a beautiful people. A mixture of all the worlds combined and a representation of true diversity.
We can be considered America’s stepchild and still we rise above and maintain our amazing identity. Puerto Ricans come from the Taínos, a people rich in culture and accomplishment. We, as a little island face adversity daily, but I know that we will triumph because we are strong and proud. Yo soy Boricua!
What song is currently in repeat rotation for you?
Ah Ah Oh No by Hector Lavoe is always at the top of my playlist, it is my favorite song of all time.
What book is at the top of your favorite book list?
My favorite books are The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.
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