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 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 write more, earn more, and have more creative fulfillment (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 partner Adam and our two attention-loving pets, Capt. Jack Sparrow the kitty and Moose the pup.
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: