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The invisible line separating Colombia from the USA, runs right through my heart. I dream in English, though.

Background Information

Adriana Páramo is a cultural anthropologist who first engaged in social activism and advocacy of immigrant women’s rights while living in Kuwait where she developed a tool to assess the Quality of Life of Indian servants living in Kuwaiti work camps.

She continued her women’s rights advocacy in the USA and did extensive work with the immigrant farming community in the Florida fields. This research resulted in “Looking for Esperanza,” winner of the 2011 Social Justice and Equality Award in Creative Nonfiction is available at

Her work has been recently published or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Los Angeles Review, Consequence Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Carolina Quarterly Review, Magnolia Journal, So To Speak, 580 Split, Phati'tude, South Loop Review, New Plains Review, Compass Rose, and the rest. 

Adriana is the author of “My Mother’s Funeral,” a CNF work set in Colombia scheduled to be released in 2013.


She writes overlooking a lake in Lakeland, Florida, where she lives with a Scotsman and a mutt. 


Birth Place
Bogota,  Colombia

Winner of the 2011 Social Justice and Equity Award in CNF.
Recipient of a scholarship to attend the 2012 Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal.
Recipient of a fellowship to attend the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars (Lithuania/Kenya)
Finalist in the A Room Of Her Own, Aroho's, prize for CNF, Springs of 2011 and 2012.

Additional Information

I produce, LOL, LifeOutLoud,a nonfiction reading series in Tampa Bay. My most recent published work is a Wetback manifesto in 580 Split (page 91)

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Professional website with publications, projects, etc.

LOL, Life Out Loud
A nonfiction reading series held quarterly in Central Florida.

Benu Press
Advanced praise for my upcoming book "Looking for Esperanza."

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