Selys’ Story

Selys Rivera considers herself to be a God-loving and social justice-obsessed chica originally from Puerto Rico. She has an undergraduate degree in English Writing and a graduate degree in Social Work. Her main goal is to write to inspire others, give a voice to issues she's passionate about, and help others along the way. 

She's currently the author of An Unconscious Mestiza: A Collection of Memoir StoriesRise in Love: A Poetry Chapbook, and Social Justice Advocacy 101: How to Become a Social Justice Advocate from A to Z. She's also a recipient of an Honorable Mention Award in the 2012 Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her essay, "I Love You Infinity".

In her free time, you can find her reading any book she can get her hands on, staying up way too late coloring in her adult coloring book, and playing with her red Dachshund named Ketchup.