That dry summer heat, and behind me salt flats.

Hi, I'm Cynthia, a Peruvian writer, journalist, and editor living in D.C. covering the outdoors, gender, culture, sometimes analyzing films. My reported articles and essays have been published in Yes! Magazine, HipLatina, Slay Away, Broad Street Review, and elsewhere. I also write short stories and poems on gender, friendship, bisexuality, and being a child immigrant. As of late, I’m obsessed with fem-horror and humor. Sometimes I dress up in character outfits, and perform improv or stand up when I'm feeling it.

My writing journey began in Queens, NY, working as a reporter in Latine neighborhoods. I have a BA in Journalism & Creative Writing from Baruch College (CUNY). I've lived and worked in polar opposite cities learning how humans are shaped by their social, historical, and ecological landscape. During off hours, I spy on birds, ice skate, swim, and dance kind of funky—though only off ice at the moment. FAQ ( 🧐) 



Workshop | Residency 

Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA) Workshop | 2023