About the Author

Rosa Cabrera is a Harlem native, born to Dominican parents, and is a single mother of a witty and curious child scientist. She delves in personal essay and memoir writing. She has taught English in New York City and Oakland high schools for a total of 5 years, and currently resides in Oakland, California. Her previous work as a rape crisis counselor for SF WAR and her own personal experiences in surviving violence while attempting to love informs her teaching and writing endeavors. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Mills College, MS in English Education from University of Rochester as an Urban Teaching Leadership Fellow, and a BA in Black and Latino Urban Studies from San Francisco State University. Currently she is an English Adjunct Professor at Chabot College and Diablo Valley College.