For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts: A Love Letter to Women of Color


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$28.00  $26.04
Seal Press (CA)
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6.3 X 9.3 X 0.9 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and activist working to shift the national conversation on race. She is the founder of Latina Rebels, which boasts over 350,000 followers across social media platforms, and she has appeared on NPR, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the Obama White House in 2016 and has spoken at over 100 universities in the past three years, including Princeton, Dartmouth, and Wesleyan. She earned her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


"Searing and revolutionary, this book blazes a trail towards liberation." --Diane Guerrero, author of In the Country We Love

"This is the Brown girl manifesto I've been waiting for my whole life."

--Erika L. Sánchez, author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
"Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez perfectly balances the art of memoir with a biting critical eye, offering an understanding of Latina womanhood bursting with intellect, but grounded in real-life experience. With her carefully chosen words, she invites readers into a deeper relationship with themselves, their communities, and the world at large."--Melissa A. Fabello, PhD, author of Appetite
"Prisca has crafted a fierce and vibrant book that brings to life the secret fears and profound hopes of so many brown girls, across so many communities of color. She is a brilliant storyteller with a stunning voice. This is a book for brown girls to hold close."--Sonalee Rashatwar LCSW MEd, Co-owner of Radical Therapy Center
"I wish I had found this book as a sixteen-year-old, then as a twenty-six-year-old, and again now. Prisca writes with the familiar voice of an older prima that wants to teach you everything she's learned. This book is beyond a love letter. It a reckoning and an affirmation that there is power beyond the fear of our fearlessness. This book has fed me what I did not know I hungered for."--Yesika Salgado, author of Corazón

"In this book, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez shares truths with precision and unapologetic vulnerability, and teaches us?through her stories and insights. Her book is a deep and profound gift for her readers. A necessary?and treasured read for generations to come."

--Johanna Toruño, Salvadoran Multi Media Artist & Founder of The Unapologetic Street Series

"Prisca is a Latinx voice who calls for accountability, healing, and growth in her book. Her writing will connect with our communities, who are seeing themselves represented for the first time. A breath of fresh air."

--Curly Velasquez, Queer Actor and Writer
"I will never forget when Prisca sent me the kindest of messages about the outlet I had founded in 2011 and how it inspired her to set her own course as a influential writer, voice and author. Prisca has the unique talent to speak to her generation with honesty, fearlessness and truth. Her latest work is foundational in understanding what it means to be a Brown girl today."
--Julio Ricardo Varela, award-winning journalist and founder, Latino Rebels
"Impassioned and accessible... Aiming to redistribute knowledge she gained during her graduate studies to young women who may not have access to higher education, Mojica Rodríguez interweaves her life story with primers on such concepts as colonialism, the myth of meritocracy, the male gaze, and intersectionality... this is an inspiring and well-informed call to action."--Publisher's Weekly
"Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is among the most brilliant Latina thinkers of our generation... Here, she explores the inequalities of race, class and gender, discussing issues of code-switching, colorism, intersectional feminism, decolonization and more."--Mitu