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Yesenia Diaz

Yesenia Diaz

Spring 2017 Session

Yesenia Flores Diaz won the 2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize for her essay, “Abuela, My Redeemer.” She is a two-time alumna of the VONA Voices Memoir Writers Workshop and a past participant of The OpEd Project's Write to Change the World Seminar. Her work has appeared in Latinas Think Big, La Respuesta, GovLoop, and The Huffington Post. Yesenia earned a BA in English from the City University of New York and an MS in Organizational Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. She writes about her Nuyorican upbringing in pre-gentrified Brooklyn from suburban Maryland, where she currently resides.

Yesenia Diaz worked with the writer Jaquira Díaz.

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