Alicia Anabel Santos

Alicia Anabel Santos is an Afrolatina Lesbian Storyteller, Speaker, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, Teaching Artist and Activist. Her stories celebrate and honor women throughout Latin America. She was born in Brooklyn and is a proud Dominican Writer.
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Alicia Anabel Santos

Alicia Anabel Santos is an Afrolatina Lesbian Storyteller, Speaker, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, Teaching Artist and Activist. Her stories celebrate and honor women throughout Latin America. She was born in Brooklyn and is a proud Dominican Writer. Iyawó is the Founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group which just celebrated its 10th anniversary. For ten years she has created and nurtured safe spaces for emerging and established writers to nurture their creativity. She has been a guest speaker, traveling to more than thirty universities throughout the United States, lecturing on subjects which intersect identity, religion, sexuality, feminism and social justice. In 2011, she self-published her memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love and her one-woman show I WAS BORN was selected as part of the ONE Festival in New York. Anabel has been a guest on NPR’s Tell Me More and her work has been seen in LATINA Magazine. Having worked for renowned magazines, such as Glamour, Domino and BusinessWeek, it was an article published in Urban Latino Magazine, “Two Cultures Marching to One Drum,” that would change the direction of her life. In 2008 she joined Creador Pictures as Writer/Producer of its first documentary, AfroLatinos: An Untaught History. She attended New York University, has a daughter in graduate school and lives in the Bronx with her partner.

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