That dry summer heat, and behind me salt flats.

Hi, I'm Cynthia— a Peruvian writer, journalist, and editor living in D.C. (by way of New York), covering the outdoors, gender, culture, sometimes analyzing films. You can find my reported articles and essays in Yes! Magazine, Slay Away, Broad Street Review, and elsewhere. I also explore gender identity, female friendship, solitude within nature, and being a child immigrant in short stories and poems. Sometimes I dress up in character outfits, and I've performed improv and stand up when I'm not in my cocoon. 

My writing roots 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, and dance kind of funky—though only off ice at the moment. FAQ ( 🧐)


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Yes! Magazine - Intersectional Activism in a Post-Roe World