3 Nations Anthology Contributors: Emma Suárez-Báez

Emma Suárez-Báez holds a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education and works with children and teachers at P.S. 340 in Bronx, New York. She left Puerto Rico at seventeen to pursue a career as a professional dancer in New York City. Writing has been the thread that allowed her to stitch together the loss of territorial, cultural, linguistic and relational continuity to the complex and confusing experiences that leaving your country brings. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to a “feminist without a tag” and a man “who walked to school without shoes”—her mom and dad. Emma writes to uncover what is hidden. In her writing process, she works in two languages, and whether the product reveals it or not, she crafts words together to reflect the fabric of a bilingual mind and self.