This week, I’m so excited to feature another of my favorite bloggers out there– Nazahet from Read Diverse Books! For those who don’t know, he was a pivotal part of the Diverse Book Bloggers hashtag, so I knew I had to speak with him sooner rather than later. Enjoy!
Tell us about yourself/your blog! Do you have a specific focus?
Hello! My name is Nazahet Hernandez, but you can call me Naz. I’m a 20-something Latino living in Texas. Being Mexican-born but raised in the U.S. has given me a complicated dual identity that is often not represented in any media I consumed. As an immigrant of the .5 generation, I was often unsure about where I belonged when I was younger. Being gay added another layer of complexity and confusion to my identity. Looking back now, I realize that exposure to literature and media that was representative of my culture, experiences, and identity as a Latino would have helped lessen those feelings of isolation and confusion. That’s why fair and equal representation in media is personal to me.
That’s also why I created a blog that focuses primarily on reviewing and promoting the works of people of color and LGBTQ+ narratives, with a special interest in intersectionality. Continue reading