Mother, journalist and writer.

As a young girl, I would eavesdrop on conversations between my mother and tías. As a preteen, I spent one summer in the Dominican Republic under the weight of a heavy camcorder, obsessively filming my relatives and everything in sight. I’ve always observed the world around me.

I’ve always loved the written word. By the time I was in high school, I knew that I wanted to write for a living someday.

Now I’m a media journalist by day and a writer always. And I have continued to document the world around me as the creator of Bodega Stories, a series featuring real stories from the corner store.

“Usually it’s a pebble in my shoe that leads me through what I’m writing, something that is an inquietud, or restlessness, something bothering you.”

– Julia Alvarez