Cubana Punk Doesn’t Fit the Bill?

With her tattooed chest, facial piercings and resemblance to a 1950s pinup girl, Cristy C. Road doesn’t exactly look the part of the Latina author.

But the 26-year-old Cuban-American writer has been publishing for 12 years. Since 2006, the Brooklyn resident has released three books with her own Caribbean-spiced blend of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.

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Gee, I wonder what a Latina author “is supposed” to look like? Stuff like this is really upsetting and I am seeing it more. The other day I read on a blog I USED TO LOVE how Sotomayor’s family was probably one of the few in the projects who owned Encyclopaedia Britannica. Like being poor equals stupid or something. Oh, and by the way, my mother bought us a set too (although we didn’t live in the projects technically) even if it was on layaway.

Anyhow…For more info on Christy C. Road visit

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