Live Big Girl” is a Poetic play about 3 women and their different and not so different experiences of living in a body that is not celebrated. There is root deep digging towards self- awareness, self- acceptance, and self-love.Through poetry, in movement and in stillness, offering a prescription for healing, in the taking back of their bodies from the mouths of critics.Fierceness comes when truths are shared.
Vanessa Chica (Dominican) -Writer, Actor
Karina Guardiola-Lopez (Honduran) Writer, Actor
Rebeca Lois Lucret (Puerto Rican/Cuban) Writer, Actor
Peggy Robles Alvarado (Dominican/ Puerto Rican) Director
What inspires you to write?
We write based on truth, the human condition and history. We have a stories to write and tell and we know others share our stories too. We connect with our pens.
Tell us about your writing process.
We can be inspired by a prompt, an emotion, past experience or current event.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of our favorite authors include Nikki Giovanni, Rita Dove, Anne Frank, Langston Hughes, Gabriel García Márquez, Ocean Vuong, Gwendolyn Brooks, Kevin Young, Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Yesika Salgado, Nikky Finney, Joyce Carol Oats, Sonia Sanchez…just to name a few.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
One day we had a long conversation about the similar experiences and situations we have encountered. We noticed how much we had in common and decided to write about it. The writings became poem and then eventually a script. We then decided to publish our poems.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Publishing continues to evolve and eventually it will all become digital. There are still a few of us who appreciate physical books.
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
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