Listen to Tania Ibarra, Co-Founder of Step Up: Equity Matters in conversation with Bravebird's Alex Miranda Cruz about their pioneering of a new filmmaking wave called Cinema Dignité. Historically, visual media such as film, television, and photography have collectively portrayed a distorted image of life. Bravebird's mission is to transform the way narratives depict diversity and gender on-screen. During this talk, we'll learn about their method that allows for diversity to run from the top-bottom and bottom-up, and about their upcoming feature film, Trace the Line.
S2.E1: Christian Nationalism—Part 1 (feat. Dr. Miranda Cruz)
The Tealos Podcast
Description: Dr. Miranda Cruz, Theologian & Church Historian, helps us understand what Christian Nationalism is, where it comes from, why it’s problematic, and what we—as Kingdom people seeking reconciliation—can do in this polarizing political season.WARNING: The audio quality in this episode is terrible due to Natalie & Gracia being idiots. We are fully aware and hope Silas is never absent again.
Marie Miranda Cruz on Writing Tough Topics for Middle Grade
Writer, Writer, Pants On Fire
Today’s guest is Marie Miranda Cruz, author of Everlasting Nora, an uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds. Marie joined me to day to talk about the difficulty of querying a middle grade novel with complicated and heavy themes. Also covered: writing about tough topics for middle graders as a way to build empathy. Support the Podcast Links for Marie: Website: https://cruzwrites.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cruzwrites/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariveecruz/ Ad Links: When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow: https://amzn.to/353KSIM Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon: https://amzn.to/2OmKDlU
Marie Miranda Cruz and I talk about her journey to write and publish her first novel, EVERLASTING NORA, including how she got her literary agent and her experience working with editor Diana Pho and even how she got the initial idea that sparked her story. We chat about the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the impact it had on her as well as her deep commitment to diversity in children's literature. And we talk about communities and the importance of creating a strong community of writers in your life. This is another wonderful episode that's not to be missed.Marie Miranda Cruz was born in the Philippines. She spent most of her formative years moving between her hometown, Cavite City, and several cities in the United States while her father served in the United States Navy. When her dad retired, she moved back to the Philippines where she completed both high school and college. The first holiday she experienced in the Philippines was All Saints Day. It was this experience that inspired her to write her first novel, EVERLASTING NORA.Marie now lives in Los Angeles with her family and a tank of fighting fish. When she isn’t writing books for kids, she may be analyzing chromosomes in a genetics lab, reading a good book, or knitting ponchos and fingerless gloves.MiddleGradeNinja.com CruzWrites.com