This item will be released on September 9, 2019.

Hermosa is the path to becoming one’s own home. A thread pulled when Salgado thinks about who she is and who she has been. Beyond the survival, grief, and fight, Hermosa lives in the small moments hidden beneath it all. A journey of firsts, of mistakes, of celebrations, of the love, the crush, the disaster, the rebuilding, and the never-ending cycle of growth.

Cover design by Cassidy Trier. Interior layout by Ian DeLucca.

114 pages, softcover (matte), 5.5 x 8.5 inches.


Publishing date: September 9, 2019


Pre-orders for this title ship the week of September 2, 2019. Booksellers: this title is distributed via SCB Distributors.

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Yesika Salgado

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Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who writes about her family, her culture, her city and her brown body. She has shared her work in venues and campuses throughout the country. In the last four years she self published three collections of poetry titled The Luna Poems, WOES and Sentimental Boss Bitch. She is a member of the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team. Her work has been featured in Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, TEDx and many other digital platforms. Yesika is the Co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire and an internationally recognized body positivity activist.