Achy Obejas

Achy Obejas (born June 28, 1956) is a Cuban-American writer and translator focused on personal and national identity issues, living in Oakland, California. She frequently writes on her sexuality and nationality, and has received numerous awards for her creative work. Obejas' stories and poems have appeared in ''Prairie Schooner'', ''Fifth Wednesday Journal'', ''TriQuarterly'', ''Another Chicago Magazine'' and many other publications. Some of her work was originally published in ''Esto no tiene nombre'', a Latina lesbian magazine published and edited by tatiana de la tierra, which gave voice to the Latina lesbian community. Obejas worked as a journalist in Chicago for more than two decades, and is currently the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College in Oakland, California, where she teaches creative writing.

Obejas practices activism through writing, by telling her own story about her identity, as well as others. Written in collaboration with Megan Bayles, the anthology Immigrant Voices: 21st Century Stories, is a collection of stories that seeks to describe the experience of people who have emigrated to America. While most anthologies focus on one group, this anthology expands the perspective to multiple group identities. Provided by Wikipedia
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