I’m a writer, journalist, performer, and speaker. I write about feminism, body image, identity culture, food, and travel. My work has been published on CNN, Role Reboot, Mamamia, the Glow, DeBrief Daily, TalesMag, Elephant Journal, and WeBeGirls. I’m the author of the chapbooks Howl Naked Raccoon the Moon, Moon Goddess, and Basketball Dome of Tears. My poems and essays also can be found in the WriteGirl anthologies: Emotional Map of Los Angeles, You are Here, and No Character Limit.
I’ve performed at the Hollywood FringeFestival and read my stories at Beyond Baroque in Venice. I am working on a memoir about my journey of taking my body back from the patriarchy and also a solo show. I was a panelist at the V3 Digital Media Conference in 2014 where I spoke on a panel about body image and fashion.
Previous to becoming a performer and freelancer, I was a CNN journalist. Next, I worked as a writer and senior account manager in high tech public relations before going on to serve as the editor of FindLaw. I also spent several years in Hollywood as an actress.
I also freelance for corporate and small business clients as a blogger and content writer. I work with writers and other creatives as a writing coach/midwife and brainstorming priestess.
You can read more about me in this interview conducted by writer and performer Elizabeth Liang. I was born in the Philippines but grew up all over the world, including Argentina, Pakistan, New Zealand, Indonesia, and the US.
I live in Los Angeles with my husband and our five cats. We’re a mixed-foodie household. My husband is a vegan and I’m a meat eater, although eventually I’ll end up a vegan, I’m sure. I eat a lot more vegetables these days, thanks to him. In the meantime, I just can’t quit pork belly.
If you are interested in working with me as a writer, writing coach, brainstorming priestess, or speaker, I’d love to hear from you.
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/diahann-reyes/2/41b/55a