Daisy Hernández

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Daisy Hernández
Born (1975-05-23) May 23, 1975 (age 42)
Occupation Writer/editor
Language English
Nationality United States

Daisy Hernández (born May 23, 1975) is a writer and editor in the United States. She coedited the essay collection Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press, 2002), and in 2014 published A Cup of Water Under My Bed, a memoir about growing up queer in a Colombian-Cuban family.[1]

From 2008 to 2010, Hernández edited ColorLines, where she began working as a senior writer in 2004. On January 12, 2011, the NPR program All Things Considered broadcast her commentary on the 2011 Arizona shooting.[2] Conservatives critiqued the piece for its use of the word gringo.[3][4][5]

"Becoming a Black Man",[6] her article about the experiences of black trans men, was nominated in 2009 for a GLAAD Media Award in the category of "Outstanding Magazine Article".[7][8] In 2015, she was named one of the two winners of the Lambda Literary Foundation's "Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award" at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards.[9]


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