Shaping A New, Queer Life
Daisy Hernández grew up between cultures as a first-generation American child of a working-class Colombian mother and Cuban father.
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 Hernández, UNC’s Kenan Visiting Writer, about her life and work