Daisy Hernández

Award winning author, Hernandez crosses the barriers between race, gender, and media representation. Her bold insight emphasizes disparities in today’s culture.

  • Co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women on Today’s Feminism and former editor of ColorLines, a newsmagazine on race and politics
  • Daisy has written for a range of publications race, immigration and broadening lines of feminism – The Atlantic, Slate, The New York Times and NPR’s All Things Considered. 
  • View Daisy’s conversation on C-SPAN about her book, The Kissing Bug, where she explains Chagas, a rare disease that affects the heart and digestive system, and the impact it has had on her family.
  • Her speaking topics include: Feminism, Race and Gender Issues, LGBT,  Media, and Immigration

Daisy Hernandez Colonize This  Daisy Hernandez A Cup of Water Under My Bed  

I hope Colonize This! makes it onto Women Studies 101 syllabi nationwide . . . it can help ensure that race is an integral element of feminist dialogue--and keep women from leaving the women’s studies classroom when discussions of race begin.

- Bitch Magazine

… people absolutely loved her--they are still talking about her lecture and how it has influenced their thinking. That is pretty wonderful feedback coming from a wide range of folk: young, middle-aged, white, people of color, men, women. Daisy was a hit in Minnesota!

- University of Minnesota

Daisy was FABULOUS! ...such a delight to have speak ... she truly showed her interest, care, and knowledge about her topic. ...(W)e all took something very powerful from it--three of my own professors scribbled notes with the vigor of a student cramming day before finals. It was beautiful!

- Sonoma State University

Lyrical, unflinching ... Hernández expertly skates the line between memoir and science tome, showing the personal effects of a disease perpetuated by a cascade of systemic failures.

- The Washington Post

Hernández raises damning questions about which infectious diseases get attention and whom we believe to be deserving of care.

- NPR Books