Press and Publications


The Huffington Post, May 22, 2016, Essay: How I Learned to Love My Heritage

The Huffington Post

Luna Luna Magazine, Feature, March 30 2016, Essay: Breaking the Cultural Ties That Bind Us

Queens Book Festival, Tertulias Literarias Feature, March 24 2016, Interview: Tertulias Literarias: Maria Aponte y Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

, February 2016, Feature: Feature Friday – Nancy Ruffin & The FIERCE Woman Movement




The Manifest- Station,  November 17, 2015, Essay:  Above the high: Coping with addiction & death


The Manifest-Station



The Bronx Times Feature, July 26, 2015: Student’s Poetry Book Wins Award

Bronx Times & Bronx Times Reporter


The BRONX Free Press Feature, July 15, 2015: Fourth is First


The Bronx Free Press


Publication on MUTHA Magazine, June 11, 2015 Personal Essay: NOT MY MOTHER’S DAUGHTER: Nancy Ruffin on Changing Her Legacy

Mutha Magazine logo


Publication on CENTRO Voices – Letras, April 24, 2015 Poems: Ten Women Poets On Being Nuyorican: Part Two

Cited Work on Duende Literary Journal, December 14, 2014, No Silent Night



Publication on For Harriet, December 1, 2014 Personal Essay: The Truth About Marriage: The Romance Won’t Last Forever



Feature and Interview on Karla With a Kay, November 2014


Publication on Elephant Journal, August 21, 2014 Personal Essay: Important Lessons for Our Children


Publication on La Respuesta Magazine, August Vol. 2 No. 1: Personal Essay: My miscarriage gave me my greatest blessing

La Respuesta


Poets & Writers Daily News Mention July 15, 2014:  Globe Pequot Fires 25, Harper Lee Criticizes Memoir, and More

Poets & Writers

Publication on For Harriet, August 13, 2014: Personal Essay: Who’s policing the Police? Statistics on Police involved shootings are nearly nonexistent

For Harriet | Celebrating the Fullness of Black Womanhood

Publication on For Harriet ,August 12, 2014: Personal Essay, The advice I wish someone would have given me as a kid 

For Harriet | Celebrating the Fullness of Black Womanhood

Publication on For Harriet ,July 23, 2014: Personal Essay, How my miscarriage gave me my greatest blessing

For Harriet | Celebrating the Fullness of Black Womanhood


Publication on For Harriet, July 11, 2014: Personal Essay, Why race matters when we write

For Harriet | Celebrating the Fullness of Black Womanhood

Bronx News 12 Feature, June 2014

News 12

OPEN w/Rhina Valentine (Bronx Net), June 2014

 Latinas Think Big Feature, April 2014

Roz Baron and The City Feature, April 25, 2014

Beauty, Brains, and Blogging Feature, April 28,2014

Power of the FIERCE Woman Brunch

 Sneakers and Ale Interview, January 8th, 2014

sneakers and ale






 Publication, La Respuesta Magazine, Issue 6 Vol. 1 (December 2013) Poem: To the beat of the drum

La Respuesta

Interview with Theresa Varela, April 3, 2014


The Arts and Music Interview, December 16, 2013

Defying Devastation, Bushwick Then & Now article in The Ridgewood Times, June 13, 2013

 BronxNet Interview, November 25, 2011

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