29793098_723973974657657_1997114580765492155_nHi! My name is Enrique. My pronouns are they/them. I am a queer, brown nonbinary femme, Puerto Rican, a huge nerd, a Christian, and, relatedly, a holy troublemaker. I was raised Roman Catholic, did a lot of spiritual exploration in high school and college, and currently identify as an Episcopalian/Anglican. I’ve lived in Philadelphia for most of my life, except for a brief, one year stint in Boston (I wasn’t a fan). I love to travel whenever possible (which is rarely because I’m a broke millennial). I also enjoy reading, embroidering, making jewelry, cooking, and buying obscene amounts of books which I may likely never read.

I also love writing! Which is why you’re here, I guess. Writing is a way for me to lean into pain and turn it into blossoms. It is a record of how I navigate the world as a queer, nonbinary femme Latinx; a subversive way for me to leave a mark in a society that tries its damnedest to erase me and deny my experience.

I like to lead with the person I am rather than my accomplishments because listing one’s recent work in a bio is a really Western and capitalist way of trying to tell you I have ‘authority’ to speak on something – but, in case you’re curious, most of my work has been within faith communities organizing around LGBTQ inclusion and visibility as well as immigration reform, anti-racism, and economic justice. I’m still incredibly passionate about these things, although I find that as time goes on I’ve become more radical about the way I think about these things.

Anyway, that’s me! You can find some of my previous writing on Meetinghouse. If you wanna get all social about it, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. ✌🏽