Happiest Season and Queer Representation in Film, Teaching in the Time of COVID with Writer and Educator Yamilette Vizcaíno
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Yami is an Afrolatinx creative and educator. She and Nancy will talk about the Happiest Season, Yami’s work as a tutor during the pandemic, queer and black representation, social media’s role in mobilizing Black Lives Matter, Sagittarius season, manipulative statistics, and more!
Yamilette Vizcaíno Rivera is a Dominican-American writer and educator based in Brooklyn. She was an attendee at the 2020 Tin House Winter Workshop and the 2020 VONA workshop, and was the winner of the 2019 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction prize. She is the 2020 Oyster River Pages Creative Nonfiction intern and a recipient of a 2020-2021 HUES fellowship. Her words can be found online at Barrelhouse, The Offing, and Watermelanin Magazine, as well as in a forthcoming chapbook from the Hellebore press.
Best Small Fictions nomination/Publication at Barrelhouse:
HUES Fellowships announcement:
Oyster River Pages special issue run by Yami + other interns:
The Offing Publication:
Yami's Twitter/Insta: @awildyam
Contact Nancy at:
Welcome to Progressive Opinions of Color (POC), a podcast that seeks to create space for more people of color in politics and economics. With the 2020 presidential election coming up and the state of the economy during COVID-19, it is more important than ever to think about who we include in the conversations about politics and economics. I am Nancy Wu, your host. I’m also an Asian American woman, an economist, and a huge politics and policy nerd. I triple majored in Economics, Government (Political Science) and Gender Studies at Dartmouth and have a Master’s in Development Economics from Oxford. I work as an Economist full time and have previously worked in economic policy at the White House (under Obama, of course) and progressive think tanks. The goal of this podcast is to engage the Asian American community and other POC and BIPOC voices in an industry that is so heavily represented by old white men. The POC Podcast will host conversations on the 2020 Presidential Election, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the economy, and other pressing topics in politics, economics, and culture, all through perspectives inclusive of the lived experiences of people of color. Whether you're new to politics or already a huge politics nerd, I hope this podcast inspires community and conversation among us. Join me in reimagining politics and economics with underrepresented voices.