Since immigrating from Honduras at the age of 6, Lorraine Gow has experienced America from a variety of unusual perspectives: a “Hispanic” girl growing up in a black neighborhood, a black girl whose family related to the Latino community, and a black, Latina woman fully integrated into a middle-class white environment. Her writing reflects an attempt to blend a matriarchal, Central American culture with America’s Hispanic, black and white melting pot. Her theme has always been an immigrant woman’s journey to find her way through this kaleidoscope. Ms. Gow’s writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in the Village Stories 2015 and 2016 Anthologies, Lummox Poetry Anthology and Life and Legends Literary Journal. She is currently working on a collection of short stories about her immigrant experiences.
Follow Lorraine at www.raincanwrite.com.