Hello and welcome to my online writing portfolio and personal blog! I’m Irina Gonzalez, a freelance writer & editor, Latinx journalist, and Moscow Chica 🇷🇺🇨🇺🇺🇸.
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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 by subscribing to my newsletter). I’m also a proud bisexual Latina immigrant, pescatarian, and aspiring YA author. 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 you can mostly find me writing (like with the bravest thing I’ve ever written) and, when I’m not working, reading an audiobook or cuddling with the loves of my life: My (new) husband Adam and our attention-loving kitties and pup.
But you’re probably here because you saw some of my work and wanted to learn more… Right? Here it is: I’m a regular contributor at HipLatina and a freelance writer focusing primarily on food, healthy living, relationships, travel, and Latinx issues. My work has been featured in: