Welcome to my online portfolio and personal blog! I’m Irina Gonzalez, a freelance writer, editor, and Latina journalist. (Want to get in touch? You can email me here.)
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 is the subject of my currently-on-pause memoir, Moscow Chica: How Growing Up in Russia and Cuba Made Me an American. I’m also a proud bisexual Latina immigrant, lover of essays, and aspiring YA author. Plus I lost 100 pounds after getting a gastric bypass in Colombia, which led me to overcome a food phobia, fall in love with veggies, and finally embrace my curves. When I’m not writing or working on a secret project, you can find me reading an audiobook or cuddling with my (new) husband 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 the News Editor at 21Ninety, a regular contributor at mitú and Fierce by mitú, and a freelance writer focusing on food, healthy living, relationships, travel, and Latinx issues. My work has been featured in: