Freelance writing

You can check out my full range of freelance writing clips on my Contently portfolio

I write about a range of topics, and have particular specializations in:

  • pop culture critique (TV, music, and film)
  • Cuba-related topics
  • higher education
  • identity politics (gender and race)
  • body politics/fat acceptance

My writing has been published by a wide variety of outlets, such as Mic, NPR Music, CNN Opinion, Inside Higher Ed, Ravishly, Paste, Remezcla, The Rumpus, and more. Check out a few of my recent pieces below

On the recent souring of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and how it will affect families on both sides of the Florida Straits, published at Mitú

Piece on AHS: Cult‘s critique of white female privilege, published at Mic

Profile of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine for NPR Music

Essay chronicling the frustrations of independent scholars at academic conferences, published at Inside Higher Ed

Personal essay on Loving v. Virginia and interracial marriage when race isn’t the only difference, published at The Manifest Station

Op-ed on Cuba’s response to Hurricane Irma and “America First-ism,” published at Havana Times

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Pop culture critique essay for Paste: The Trouble with Twin Peaks’ Embittered Wives

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Want to Learn More about Intersectional Feminism? Watch Shows Created by Black Women, at New York Observer

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My review of season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black” for New York Observer

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Where Are All the Fat Women in “The Handmaid’s Tale”? at Ravishly

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My latest for The Rumpus: Susan Sarandon, “Bernie Bro” Politics, and White Privilege

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Read my essay on the MTV Movie & TV Awards’ genderless categories

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I wrote an essay responding to Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

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Essay on “Orange is the New Black” and Latinx identity politics, published at Pop Matters

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Two pieces on Beyoncé, Adele, and the Grammys

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Essay on the movie “Moonlight” and Cuban racial politics, published at Remezcla

1 thought on “Freelance writing”

  1. Saw the film. Loved it. I think this article brings up a good point about wanting to further explore Juan’s identity but not sure that the American-Anglo lens is going to capture the nuance that a Cuban perspective would lend to the character at hand. Afterall, in the US the concept of miscegenation was regarded so central to race relations that marriages between the races were even outlawed in some states well into the 1960s. To my knowledge actual laws against the interracial marriages were not existent in Cuba but of course that does not mean their was no racism but rather a hierarchy of prejudices wherein class could out-trump race under certain circumstances. Furthermore racial identification in the US is historically tied to the one drop rule whose archaic logic molded racial identification. Since this rule did not exist south of the border it makes racial identification by a person coming from a non-US culture a subjective description that they themselves have agency to adopt or not. So in order to analyze Juan we need to know more about him and that simply is not provided in the film as it is not central to the plot. In short I thought your review was ethno-centric.

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