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.
We are proud to share one of her non-fiction pieces on our site. Enjoy!