Articles by Daisy Novoa Vásquez

Daisy Novoa Vásquez is a Chilean-Ecuadorian writer. She immigrated to the United States in 2002. She is a contributing columnist for the Hispanic newspaper El Planeta of Boston, and for several websites. She has participated as Writer in Residence for Hispanic Writers Week, a program from the University of Massachusetts that aims to educate students of Boston Public Schools about the importance of using writing as a tool for educational advancement, communication and as an alternative for conflict resolution.

Daisy writes poetry and short stories (mainly in Spanish) covering a variety of themes and styles; her new publication is the book of poems Fluir en ausencia (Artepoética Press, New York, 2014). Learn more about Daisy at www.daisynovoavasquez.com

What Their Writing Told Me: The Taboo Of Mental Illness In The Hispanic Community

July 5, 2017

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What Their Writing Told Me: The Taboo Of Mental Illness In The Hispanic Community

The following blog is part of The Clay Center’s series on diversity, which presents varying cultural perspectives and beliefs on mental health and well-being. *** A few months ago, I had the opportunity to participate in writing workshops with bilingual children from Boston Public Schools during UMass Boston’s Hispanic Writers Week. During my time working […]