Spanish teacher, author, teacher trainer,
presenter and curriculum consultant.
I am a Spanish teacher, author, teacher trainer, presenter and curriculum consultant. I share my knowledge and experience of more than 20 years in the classroom by constantly training other teachers on how to teach with Comprehensible Input methodologies, and how to incorporate anti-bias and anti-racist work into the language classroom. I have trained and worked with teachers in Canada, the United States and Europe. I also have a double major in Psychology, a degree in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Education.
I have a great passion for sharing the beauty of my country and my people with the world. You can see this love in all of my published novels. I am a huge advocate of the #OwnVoices movement and believe strongly that those who come from traditionally oppressed and colonized countries and territories must reclaim their right to tell their own stories and build their own narratives. Originally from Colombia, I am actively working to reclaim the stories and narratives that are part of my roots and heritage.
To approach other cultures, we need to read and listen to stories written and told from the borders, from the periphery. These are not only counter or different stories, but they are also forgotten stories that bring forward a new epistemological dimension.
Our stories are border stories that show a different concept of history and challenge the status quo.
Who is writing the stories you read in
The language that we inhabit gives us our
place of belonging. The language that
we inhabit gives us our memories.
We have memories of our lands and ancestors.
When we write, we write from those memories and from that belonging, and that gives our stories an authenticity that is
impossible to match.