Hello and welcome! I’m Irina Gonzalez, a Latinx freelance writer and editor.
Whether you stumbled here by accident or came by on purpose, I bet you’re wondering: Just who is this lady with the mash-up name? If you haven’t guessed, I’m half-Russian, half-Cuban and ALL American… which coincidentally is the subject of my work-in-progress memoir, Moscow Chica (receive updates about by subscribing to my newsletter). I’m also a proud bisexual Latina immigrant, lover of red lipstick, and sexy cat lady. Plus my life story includes getting a gastric bypass in Colombia, which prompted me to lose 100 pounds, overcome a food phobia, fall in love with veggies, and finally embrace my curves. These days I make it a point to live a creative + passionate + fearless life (including the bravest thing I’ve ever written) and, when I’m not working, cuddling with the loves of my life: My partner Adam and our two attention-loving pets.
But you’re probably here because you saw some of my work and wanted to learn more… Right? Here it is:
Currently, I’m the Freelance Food Editor at Brit+Co, a Lifestyle Writer at Romper, and a regular contributor at Mom.me and MamásLatinas. I’m also a freelance writer, focusing primarily on food, healthy living, relationships, travel, and cultural identity. My work has been featured in: