You probably know me as Iris V Fernandez! My parents were born in PR so that makes me "Nuyorican"! I put myself through nursing school with two young children. I am now a published author, after my thirty-five yr career as a Registered Nurse. I retired in 2020, after fifteen years as a Nurse Informaticist, and now I spend my time writing, researching my genealogy, gardening, and 'veganizing' my traditional dishes. I am an advocate against domestic violence and supporter of animal welfare, support organizations like Break the Silence, The Sato Project,
Skydog Sanctuary, and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. My bucket list includes traveling all over the world. I've been published in four anthologies so far. Stay tuned for my debut memoir, Perseverance: The Bridge to a Latina Mother's Dreams COMING February, 2024!
It's ok if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire. - Colette Werden
Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. - Pema Chodron
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want. - Zig Ziglar
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. - Lao Tzu
True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire. - Cesar Chavez