Wednesday Aug 12

Garcia Sarah Rafael Garcia was born in Brownsville, Texas and raised in Orange County, California. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Sociology at Texas State University, is bilingual in Spanish and knows enough Mandarin to speak to pre-k students and taxi drivers in China. She has lived in Beijing and has traveled to various countries including a three-month backpacking adventure in Australia. She is an active writer, blogger and published author. Since the publication of Las Niñas, A Collection of Childhood Memories in 2008, she has continued to share her writings and community outreach by founding Barrio Writers in 2009, a reading and writing program aimed to empower teenagers through creative writing, higher education and the cultural arts. Her writings, workshops and lifestyle promote community empowerment, cultural awareness and global sharing.

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