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Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City, including Nuyorican’s Poets Cafe, East Harlem Cafe, Sankofa Sisterhood, Camaradas and has been published in the online journal Mom Egg Review; she is a 2016 VONA alum and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. Wendy continues to scout for new talent and build new connections to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community.

Queens Hip-Hop Festival: Interview with Ashley Dean, Founder

I first learned about the Queens Hip Hop Festival through an Instagram post that popped on my timeline. Immediately, as a Queens born-resident, Curator and Hip-Hop lover,  I knew I had to attend. The organizers were seeking media coverage and this is how the opportunity emerged for Wendy Angulo Productions to cover the entire festival.  After a successful debut last ... Read More »

Behind the Speaker Part 2- The Humanity and Wisdom of FunkMaster Flex

Funkmaster Flex‘s notoriety within Hip Hop, specially the NYC scene is solid and well known. Who doesn’t remember his mixtapes, or his famous and most hated “bomb drops” or his very vivid rants on the radio?. I first came in contact with Funkmaster Flex at the iconic Tunnel in October 1998, fresh out of Caracas, Venezuela. My then boyfriend,  brought ... Read More »

Wendy Angulo Productions covers the Queens Hip Hop Festival!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be covering this year’s Queens Hip Hop Festival which takes place this September 22-24  with a variety of events from its kick-off party at the Queens Museum, Art Exhibits, Concert and even Yoga!. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Stay tuned for our full coverage of this year’s festival! Read More »

Behind the Speaker, an interview with Dj Tedsmooth – Part 1

Last Wednesday night,  I had the opportunity to be apart of the audience of legendary Dj Tedsmooth‘s show Behind The Speaker. In this show, Ted interviews other Djs through an insightful conversation which is honest and at times funny giving the audience a chance to hear and understand the Dj’s journey,  some of the challenges he had to overcome as ... Read More »

Afrolatinos, an Interview with Alicia Anabel Santos

I met Alicia Anabel Santos back in 2011 and there is a lot I can tell you about her, she is a fierce writer, storyteller, activist, community organizer, founder of the New York City Latina Writers Group, devoted mother, one of my mentors, a loyal friend and tribe sister.  Alicia was the first person who believed in me as a ... Read More »

Vibrating Higher, An Interview with Jessie Cotto

About two weeks ago, my friend Mariela Regalado introduced me to the Vibrating Higher movement created by Jessie Cotto. Mariela knows how projects and movements like these who gear towards elevating your spiritual self spark my interest, so she’s constantly sharing information about these movements and is no exception she shared about this particular one, specially because is created by ... Read More »

Shadowshaper Book Review by Mariela Regalado

The first time I read a book that authentically described the Brooklyn hood I grew up in was Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñónez. He used the slang my friends and I used. The book wove Spanish and English words together with the same elocution the people that surrounded me had. But Bedford Stuyvesant and Williamsburg have long changed. Describing things ... Read More »

Black Privilege Book Review by Wendy Angulo

I’m sure you all know who Charlamagne Tha God is and if you don’t know, well he is a TV, radio and social media personality who’s best known as one of the co-host of The Breakfast Club morning radio show alongside Queens’ own Dj Envy and Angela Yee. I must admit that like many at first, I was not a ... Read More »

What We Lose and the Art of Death Book Reviews by Sarah Gonzalez

These were my favorites this year. It was extremely difficult to choose one to review. I felt they were interrelated, serving a much-needed POC point of view on the art of grieving. I’ve pored over personal memoirs and books related to the grieving process. These two gems were therapeutic and magical. Both books deal with the author’s grieving of their ... Read More »

Bruja Book Review by Michelle Guerrero-Henry

In Bruja, Wendy C. Ortiz allows us into the most private corners of her mind. Published in October 2016, this is not quite an exploration of her dreams, as she doesn’t give her interpretation of them, and not quite a memoir but a dreamoir. The dreamoir is defined as “a narrative derived from the most malleable and revelatory details of ... Read More »