To my utter shock, "We are the Mountain: A Look at the Inactive Protagonist" took home Best Creative Nonfiction last Sunday (my time). To think I only wrote the speech a day before because Suzan Palumbo reminded me to; I really didn't think I would win. 😆 Speech text below: To paraphrase Snoop Dogg, I… Continue reading IGNYTE Award 2022 Best Creative Nonfiction Acceptance Speech
Below is the full text of my speech at the inaugural FIYAHCON's opening ceremonies—sans the adlibs and the occasional stammer 😁 Hi, everyone! I'm Vida Cruz, one of FiyahCon Fringe's two organizers. There were originally three of us: me, Iori Kusano, and the third being Neon Yang, who had important contributions to our phase 1… Continue reading Why #FiyahConFringe?