Daisy Hernández

Hernandez crosses the barriers between race, gender, and media representation. Winner of the Pen Book Award for The Kissing Bug which turns a critical eye to a devastating infection, Chagas disease, affecting predominantly impoverished and/or marginalized communities.

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