Casa de Natalia Muñoz

Mary Patierno and I worked on the documentary, "Vieques: Worth Every Bit of Struggle" through the late 1990s and early 2000s. Here we are capturing b-roll at the plaza.

Mary Patierno and I worked on the documentary, “Vieques: Worth Every Bit of Struggle” through the late 1990s and early 2000s. Here we are capturing b-roll at the plaza. Mary’s a longtime, award-winning filmmaker. Visit her site at Reel Communication.

I am  founder and director of Verdant Multicultural Media, a full service communications, outreach, engagement and marketing company with a focus on cultural competence.

Verdant creates communications strategies and campaigns, conducts ethnographic research to inform the messaging campaigns for online, print and radio and video broadcast.

In addition to working as a communications consultant, I am a multimedia journalist whose work appeared in English and Spanish publications such as The Associated Press, The New York Daily News, The San Juan Star, El Vocero and Ms. Magazine. My articles and columns appear in El Sol Latino and The Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Please listen to my show, Vaya con Muñoz, Wednesdays at 9:45 am on WHMP 1400/1600 AM 96.9 FM radio  for a segment on The Bill Newman Show., and Saturdays at 10 am.

“We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

Post-election, Monte Belmonte at The River, WRSI,93.9 FM,  M-F 6 am – 9 am, and this poem:

what they did yesterday afternoon

by warsan shire

grief-reactionthey set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
everywhere
everywhere
everywhere.