This Is How We Really Make It

March 20, 2023 | 11:30 - 12:45 PM | Virtual Event

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Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez – Author/Storyteller. Public Theologian. Feminist.

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She is a feminist, theologian, storyteller, and advocate.

Mojica Rodríguez got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity school in the Spring of 2015. She is a respected storyteller who has traveled across the USA telling stories to countless college and university students. Mojica Rodríguez merges storytelling with pedagogy to help folks understand the larger forces at play, also known as systemic oppression.

As a first-generation Latina immigrant, her passion is in naming the experiences of first-generation students navigating systems not built for them. As the oldest immigrant daughter, she explores the ways that sexism impedes the development of girls and women. As a graduate of a white-serving institution, she names systemic racism as a roadblock to success and decolonizes western notions of said success. Prisca also explores the relationship between religious trauma through Christianity and white supremacy within the USA empire, which is where her theological training really shines.

To date, she has participated in the Young Adult anthology "Nevertheless, We Persisted." Recently Prisca also participated in an anthology edited by Lynda Lopez titled, "The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez."

She started the platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently, it boasts over 300k organic followers online. She has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, NBC, MTV, Cosmopolitan, Everyday Feminism, PopSugar, and the list goes on. Because of Prisca’s extensive body of work, she has also worked with the United Methodist Church, National Endowment of the Arts, Smithsonian, NALAC, and Planned Parenthood, and was even invited to the Obama White House in 2016.

She is unapologetic, angry and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of Latinx communities. Que viva la gente!

Currently, her first full length book with Seal Press a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, is out everywhere books are sold.