I am a bilingual multimedia journalist.
And I am founder and director of Verdant Multicultural Media, a full service communications, outreach, engagement and marketing company with a focus on cultural competence. From San Juan, Puerto Rico, I am a columnist, filmmaker and host of bilingual Vaya con Muñoz show on WHMP Progressive Talk Radio, also on iTunes.
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.“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
they 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;
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
where does it hurt?