Hello! And welcome to the official page of freelance writer & editor Irina Gonzalez.
Whether you stumbled here by (fortunate?) accident or came by on purpose, I bet you’re wondering: Just who is this chick with the slightly confusing name? As you may have guessed by now, I’m half Cuban, half Russian and ALL American. I’m also a proud bisexual Latina immigrant, lover of red lipstick and a sexy cat lady (or, ya know, a girl can dream?). Plus my history 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.
But you’re probably here because you saw some of my work and wanted to learn more… Right? Here it is:
You can find my latest writing, updates and general thoughts (probably mostly about writing) under Blog and some of my favorite Published Clips above as well. In general, I enjoy writing about food (duh!), healthy living (such as weight loss, a subject near and dear to my heart), love and sex (including the bravest thing I’ve ever written), Latina life and… a few other topics. Primarily those additional topics include feminism, what life is like for millennials, recovery, travel, beauty and entertainment (like a few celeb interviews). Oh yeah, and I occasionally do videos because I love being on camera.
Beyond that, I spend most of my free time working on my memoir Moscow Chica: How Growing Up in Cuba and Russia Made Me an American (for which I am currently seeking representation) or cooking #healthylatinfood and posting my recipes on Instagram.
Every day I’m living a creative, passionate and fearless life. Those words have become a major focus for me, and you’ll hear more about this when I launch a newsletter later this year. Subscribe now to get more information!