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Publishers Weekly Soapbox Features Désirée Zamorano
<i>Publishers Weekly</i> Soapbox Features Désirée Zamorano June 19, 2014
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Which is worse: to be invisible or to be made into a cardboard construct?

The Amado Women author Désirée Zamorano is featured in Publishers Weekly's Soapbox, where she discusses what she perceives as the Latina superpower: invisibility.

We are invisible in the fictional worlds of movies, TV shows, and books. When we do appear, our roles are limited for the most part to those given to us in the mental landscapes of producers and authors. We tend to be hot and sexy temptresses or struggling and victimized immigrants (or both). The nation was shocked when Sonia Sotomayor called herself a “wise Latina” during her Supreme Court nomination hearings. We knew what she meant. Those who didn’t were appalled that she had the temerity to step out of the construction that society foisted upon her—and others.

Read the entire PW piece here.

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