Hailing from Washington Heights in Manhattan, now a proud resident of The Bronx, Dominican - Puerto Rican author
Peggy Robles-Alvarado, utilized her affinity for language and developed the talent that eventually earned her several scholarships enabling her to transform her identity from teen mother to the recipient of master’s degrees in elementary and bilingual education.
Not only is she a passionate elementary school educator and writer, she is also a CantoMundo, Academy for Teachers and Home School Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner currently pursuing her MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016. She was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, A BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient.
Peggy has been published in 92Y’s #wordswelivein, NACLA, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and The Bronx Memoir Project. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Connecting Cultures Reading and The BADD!ASS Women Festival. Peggy's emphasis on the value of words for healing, transformation, and the fostering of a positive cultural identity have allowed her to continuously create and support literary events through Robleswrites Productions.
Mujeres, The Magic, The Movement and The Muse is an anthology by 13 women writers that honors the body as storyteller and soothsayer.
Led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and inspired by Taino, Lukumi and Palo traditions.
These women pull at complex histories to connect to spirit and set down fear to carry their pens and pull at the holy roar caught in their feet, hands, heart and head..
A poignant and powerful transformation from a pregnant fifteen year old girl scarred by relationship abuse and her resiliency as she evolved into a woman.