Welcome!

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:

Currently, I’m the Freelance Food Editor at brit.co and a regular contributor at Mom.me and MamásLatinas. Mainly, I write about culture, relationships, food and health.

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 Russia and Cuba Made Me an American (for which I am currently seeking representation), or cooking #healthylatinfood and posting the photos on Instagram. While you can find all of my work here on this site, I also encourage you to subscribe to my newsletter for writing news and updates on my memoir.

If you’d like me to write for you or you’re in PR and looking to get in touch, you can download my resume here or simply email me for more information.

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