The Abuela Stories Project intends to highlight the essence of Abuelas, their guidance, distinctive personalities, and detriments through original works of poetry, prose and photography. Award winning poet Peggy Robles- Alvarado partnered with Bronx based visual artist and photographer Daisy Arroyo to capture Abuelas as artists, dancers, drummers, and rebels redefining themselves. These images served as inspiration to a group of women writers who created passionate and sometimes painful original works that tell of Abuelas and the lives they have touched. The Abuela Stories Project is bringing distinct Abuelas out of the kitchen, from past memory into present day spotlight, to take an intimate look at the lessons they offer new generations.
About the Author
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a tenured New York City educator, a CantoMundo, Home School, and Academy for Teachers Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. She began her MFA at Pratt Institute fall of 2016. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient. Peggy has been published in 92Y's #wordswelivein, NACLA, Letras by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, The BX Files Anthology, Luna Luna Magazine, Hyperallergic.com, Upliftt.com, Dealmas.net and Sofrito For Your Soul. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues. Peggy is continuously creating and supporting literary events and workshops through Robleswrites Productions. For more information please visit Robleswrites.com. or find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Robleswrites.