Welcome to my online portfolio and personal blog! I’m Irina Gonzalez, a freelance writer & editor, Latinx journalist, and Moscow Chica 🇷🇺🇨🇺🇺🇸. (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 coincidentally is the subject of my work-in-progress memoir, Moscow Chica: How Growing Up in Russia and Cuba Made Me an American (subscribe to my newsletter for updates). I’m also a proud bisexual Latina immigrant 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. These days you can mostly find me writing for one of the publications below, working on my memoir, or reading an audiobook and cuddling with my (new) husband and our attention-loving kitties & 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 HipLatina and Fierce by mitú, and a freelance writer focusing primarily on food, healthy living, relationships, travel, and Latinx issues. My work has been featured in: