Alexandra Aceves is a Latinx freelance writer originally from Mexico City and currently based in Columbus, OH. She was the 2015 Honor winner of Lee & Low's New Visions Award for previously unpublished YA fiction writers whose work centers underrepresented minority characters; her debut novel is forthcoming from Lee & Low's Tu Books imprint in 2019. She consumes books, films, television series, podcasts, ice cream, and cheese at an alarming rate. She briefly worked as a professional dancer and still takes at least one ballet class a day. Her other interests include dismantling the patriarchy, traveling the world, and hanging out with her dog, Zelda (as in Princess or as in Fitzgerald depending on the context).
Still Processing. My Dad Wrote A Porno. St Vincent. Connie Constance. Alabama Shakes. The National. Radiohead.
Little screen: The Handmaid's Tale. Fleabag. Mad Men. Black Mirror. Game of Thrones.
Big screen: The Florida Project. Coco. Get Out. I, Tonya. Personal Shopper. Everything Iñárritu. Everything Star Wars. Everything adapted from Shakepseare or Jane Austen.
Rebecca Solnit. Roxanne Gay. Ijeoma Oluo. Jennifer Egan. Zadie Smith. Jane Austen. Ridiculous unauthorized Jane Austen spinoffs. Ms. Marvel. Marlon James. Colson Whitehead. Lots of YA.
Basically a lot.