Hi. I’m Ana. I strive to honor my family, the story of our immigration from Cuba, and our unique culture through my storytelling, some of which I’ve collected on this site. At the moment, I’m working on a full-length project that spans our still-in-progress adjustment to life in America.
The site menu offers a thorough breakdown of my past projects. Here’s some of my proudest work:
- Old Cubans like my Papi see hope for their homeland in young protestors – The Washington Post – An essay on emerging protest movements in Cuba and the hope they represent for Cubans on the island and in the states.
- Hope Sings – Psychology Today – An essay on the solace a group of canaries have provided my grieving father – and our entire family.
- ‘The Cubans’ Review: A More Profound Truth – My Wall Street Journal review of Anthony DePalma’s excellent book The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times.
- Hell or High Water – My immigration story, told on the PBS program “Stories From The Stage.”
- Bridging The Cuban Generation Gap – A New York Times essay on my most recent trip back to Cuba.
- Artists partner with Lexington Refugee Assistance Program– Coverage in The Lexington Minuteman of a charity art, music and dance show I recently hosted in support of a group supporting immigrants in my home town.
- In Cuba, Everyone Has a Nickname – A commentary on the richness of Cuban nicknames I wrote for NPR’s All Things Considered.
Poke around the site – I hope you like what you find here and would love to talk more about my work and ongoing projects. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.