Myriam Gurba & Wendy C. Ortiz

Through the extensive and expansive works of multi-hyphenate writers and critics Myriam Gurba and Wendy C. Ortiz, we are shown that the interior is exterior, dreams are as much reality as reality is a dream, and as the personal is political, so too is the political personal. Their praxes remind us that being comfortable is a dull project and that critique is too an act of care.

Myriam Gurba lives in California. She is the author of the true-crime memoir Mean, a New York Times editors’ choice. She collects bikinis.

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A MemoirHollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesStoryQuarterlyFENCE, and elsewhere. Wendy is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles, California.

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