Join D Mag’s Alex Temblador for this virtual discussion as she explores an array of her past articles and stories that highlight the diversity of Texas’ culture and history, showcasing why it’s important to uplift the stories that haven’t been told.
Alex Temblador is a Dallas-based award-winning author, freelance writer, public speaker, and creative writing instructor. Her first novel, Secrets of the Casa Rosada, won such awards as Kirkus Reviews’ Best of YA Books 2018, NACCS Tejas Foco Young Adult Book Award 2019, Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards’ MG/YA Discovery Prize Winner in 2018, and Texas Library Associations TAYSHA’s 2020 Reading List. Her second novel, Half Outlaw, is forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing in 2022. Alex’s articles and essays have appeared in publications like Outside, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Texas Highways, D Magazine, VICE, The Daily Beast, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Dallas Morning News, and Bustle. In addition to covering travel, design, art, and the outdoors, Alex is best known for her coverage of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She was the Bessie Award recipient for “Most Impactful Piece of Writing” for a Conde Nast Traveler article about traveling with an anti-racist perspective. You can often find the Mixed Latinx writer working on her next book or researching her next article on the front porch of her historic home