Daisy Hernandez

author, A Cup of Water Under My Bed; coeditor Colonize This!

Daisy Hernández is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir (Beacon Press) and coeditor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Seal Press). She’s the former editor of ColorLines magazine and regularly speaks at colleges and conferences about feminism, race, and media representations. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, Ms. magazine, CultureStrike, In These Times, The Atlantic, Fourth Genre, Bellingham Review, and Hunger Mountain. She’s the Kenan Visiting Writer at UNC-Chapel Hill for 2014-2015. To see more of her work, visit

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