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Yesika Salgado: Corazon

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Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city and her brown body.  She is also the Co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Yesika will be presenting Corazon, a poetry collection about love, yearning for love and loving yourself.

Corazón is a love story. It is about the constant hunger for love. It is about feeding that hunger with another person and finding that sometimes it isn't enough. Salgado creates a world in which the heart can live anywhere; her fat brown body, her parents home country, a lover, a toothbrush, a mango, or a song. It is a celebration of heartache, of how it can ruin us, but most importantly how we always survive it and return to ourselves whole.

Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. In the last four years she self published zines of poetry titled The Luna Poems, WOES and Sentimental Boss Bitch. She is a three time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and many other digital platforms. Yesika is the Co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist. Her first book Corazón was published with Not A Cult, fall of 2017.