Irina Gonzalez


Irina Gonzalez

Irina Gonzalez is a Latinx freelance writer and editor, focusing primarily on food, healthy living, relationships, travel, and cultural identity. Her work has been featured in VICE, Glamour, Women’s Health, Latina and more. When she’s not working on her book about growing up Russian and Cuban, she’s probably cuddling with the three loves of her life: Her partner Adam and their attention-loving pets. Capt. Jack Sparrow the cat and Moose the dog.

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