Yesika Salgado (Author)
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DescriptionCorazón is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn't enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song. It is a celebration of heartache, of how it can ruin us, but most importantly how we always survive it and return to ourselves whole.
Not a Cult
March 01, 2018
5.3 X 8.3 X 0.3 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author
Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city, and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. Salgado is a four time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and many digital platforms. She is the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist.
"(Salgado) is famous around the Interwebs for providing boss ladies with sentimental poetry they can cry to between dominating in their careers and partying with their homegirls, and Corazón--filled with heart-wrenching poetry about failed love, exes who move on, as well as owning your fly and living life on your terms--doesn't disappoint." --Bustle