Xiomara Maldonado

I'm a New York City native who draws upon the urban landscape, my Puerto... read more

Xiomara Maldonado

Bio

I'm a New York City native who draws upon the urban landscape, my Puerto Rican heritage and, more recently, life as a mother to a toddler with special needs for creative inspiration. 

 

I'm an avid blogger, memoirist, poet and photographer. Given my love for literature and writing, I received a degree in English and Creative Writing from Barnard College-Columbia University and have studied Memoir through Gotham Writers Workshop courses.

My blog Equis Place represents a Nuyorican mom's honest take on love, life and justice in the big city. 

Through my writing, I lay bare my experiences in hopes of connecting personally and professionally with my readers and fellow writers. I write to promote a sense of healing, empowerment and understanding in myself as well as my virtual and physical communities. 

By speaking candidly about my experiences as a mother of color living in New York City, I hope t
o shed some light on my view of the world and engage some thoughtful conversations on life, love and justice.