Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

  Poets & Writers, The NYC Latina Writers Group, & BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance are honored to offer a Master Poetry Class: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness with Nancy Mercado, Ph.D. In undergrad I took a psychology class where the professor shared an example of the “Bystander effect/apathy,” where… Continue reading Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

Writing from the Womb Workshop

Perhaps this year you will know that YOU ARE A WRITER! This year's focus in Writing from the Womb is about complete surrender to the process of crafting a story, living in the world of our characters, writing with intention and committing fully to "Birthing the Story!" I have met many women who have risen to the… Continue reading Writing from the Womb Workshop

Day 168: Dear #Prince #purplerain #ripprince

Dear Prince, Yesterday was a devastatingly painful day. I was riding the train to Vermont when I read a tweet that you were gone. I called my daughter immediately to confirm and she said, “No mama, let’s not jump to conclusions… there’s an investigation. Lets just wait it out.” But even seeing that on a… Continue reading Day 168: Dear #Prince #purplerain #ripprince

A Path Has Been Cleared… ‪#‎DIGALEQUESI‬

A path has been cleared… ‪#‎DIGALEQUESI‬ A love letter to my first SEVEN supporters… I am writing to share the incredible news that I have reached $4,050.00 of my goal! Several weeks ago I was on the phone with my godfather and we were talking about my plans, fears and concerns. We talked about some… Continue reading A Path Has Been Cleared… ‪#‎DIGALEQUESI‬

Lesbians in the House #rainbowbookfair 

The Eighth Annual Rainbow Book Fair at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Located at 524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue) On Saturday, April 09, 2016. 12:15PM to 1:30PM   This is a panel of Latina lesbian writers who will read from their work and discuss their paths to publishing and how they… Continue reading Lesbians in the House #rainbowbookfair 

I was lost and now I’m found…

Not so long ago I left corporate america vowing to never return. I was making over $80K a year, 401K package and company stocks. During that time in my life I could easily spend $300-$500 on any given weekend for no particular occasion, dining at some of New York's posh restaurants and drinking at the… Continue reading I was lost and now I’m found…

Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

I am honored to be facilitating a workshop at the New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference:    Reconciling Identities: Sexuality, Spirituality and the Policing of Blackness! Can you be light-skinned Latinx, practitioner of Regla de Ocha and a lesbian? How does one deconstruct racism and self-hate?  Decolonizing conditioned ideas requires the deconstructing of thoughts: Who… Continue reading Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

LGBT Open Mic: Noche Bohemia / Bohemian Night

The one and only LBGT Open Mic in The Heights is Back! Join multimedia LGBT artists for a night of love, creativity and activism in a safe and welcoming space. Artists and art lovers who have attended since 2005 to new ones are welcome. As usual, there will something to drink, and to snack on… Continue reading LGBT Open Mic: Noche Bohemia / Bohemian Night


If you're looking for something fun, inspiring and FREE to do join us for an amazing LGBTQ film series. Come with your lover, come with your friends... the point is we want you to come. (Insert pun) You are cordially invited to this year's: GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! FEBRUARY 4-14 | GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! is an annual… Continue reading GET TOUGH, GET BAAD! FREE FILM SERIES

Potent Poets / Righteous Writers: New Words for a New Year

This is the year! Performances, acceptances, recipient of writing scholarships, fellowships and residencies. I am returning from the most delicious trip in Costa Rica, to a wonderful invitation to share new work with these incredible writers! Join us tonight for a beautiful reading and libations! FREE EVENT TONIGHT!  7:00PM - 9:00PM Word Up: Community Bookshop… Continue reading Potent Poets / Righteous Writers: New Words for a New Year