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Daisy Hernández
Daisy Hernández

is the author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir and co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism. The former editor of ColorLines magazine, she has written for The AtlanticThe New York Times, and NPR’s All Things Considered and CodeSwitch, and her essays have appeared in the Bellingham Review, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Hunger Mountain, The Rumpus, and Tricycle. She is an assistant professor in the Creative Writing Program at Miami University in Ohio.

What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His

Daisy Hernández has spent the last four years researching Chagas disease, a heart condition afflicting about 7 million people primarily in Latin America. But she has also learned about the heart’s metaphorical condition — and what happens we we stop seeing each other’s hearts.

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What I Learned About the Heart from a Man Who Lost His