Shaping A New, Queer Life

Nov 28, 2014

This was originally broadcasted on 10/21/2014

Daisy Hernández grew up between cultures as a first-generation American child of a working-class Colombian mother and Cuban father. 

A new memoir by UNC's Kenan Visiting Writer Daisy Hernández
Credit A Cup of Water Under My Bed Book Cover

Her family hoped that she’d “become white,” but she struggled to meet their demands while forming an identity of her own. Her new memoir, A Cup of Water Under My Bed (Beacon Press/2014), traces her journey, weaving stories of religion and family with details about a new world away from home, where she developed a new political consciousness, came out as bisexual, and worked as a feminist journalist. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to HernándezUNC’s Kenan Visiting Writer, about her life and work