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Alicia Anabel Santos

Alicia Anabel Santos is a New York born Dominican Lesbian Writer who is passionate about writing works that inspire women to find their voices. A self-identified Latina Writer, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, and Activist, who after reading one too many stories about women she could not wholly relate to, decided to tell her my own tales that would honor women throughout Latin America and at the same time represent the American-born Latina experience. This led her to launch the New York City Latina Writers Group. She recently published her memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love, and is currently completing a historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. Her one-woman show, I WAS BORN, was selected as part of the ONE Festival in 2011, held in NYC. She have worked for renowned magazines BusinessWeek, Glamour and Domino, but it was an article published in Urban Latino Magazine, "Two Cultures Marching to One Drum," that changed the direction of her life. In 2008, she joined Creador Pictures as Writer /Co-Producer of its first documentary, "Afro Latinos: La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron / AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story,” a project that will change the way the world sees color and race relations in Latin America. She lives in Harlem, NYC, with her daughter Courtniana. She is a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abuse towards women and children. http://aliciaanabelsantos.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @diosadominicana and @afrolatinostv

Stories that Need to be Heard
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Stories that Need to be Heard

7 May 2013

Alicia Anabel Santos contributes to our series with League of Professional Theatre Women with a blog about founding the NYC Latina Writers Group.