about me

I am Etzali Hernández, a QPOC latinx writer, DJ, and coder based in Glasgow.

In my day job, I am a front-end engineer for a ticketing and event management software company, using technologies such as Vue.js, JavaScript, HTML, SASS, Cypress, and Git. As a technologist, I implement best practices to create user-centred and engaging interfaces. I prioritise accessibility for clients and final users in every aspect of the product development process.

My poetry work has been featured in publications such as Ascend MagazinePoetry and Settled Status for AllWe Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology. I’m a member of the Scottish BPOC Writers Network, where my work has been shared in Ceremony, Reflections, The Politics of Being a Writer, and 2022 MixCeremonyReflectionsThe Politics of Being a Writer, and 2022 Mixtape: Writers of Colour Audio Anthology. My involvement in curatorial projects, such as the Queer Disabled Loss podcast, Sore Loser Queer Disabled Grief zine with Sandra Alland for Disability Arts Online, and Grief Offerings: (End of) Life Wishes with Emilia Beatriz and Sandra Alland for the care, resistance, joy program by rubhaba gallery, reflects my continuous interest into experimenting with different creative platforms.

In 2022, Forest Publications published my debut poetry pamphlet,  “from murky waters, we rise” which captured the spirit of my poetry journey. That same year, the National Theatre of Scotland awarded me and three collaborators (Hammers Act) a Develop Residency Programme to explore the idea and create a play that analyses the role of the Scottish state in colonialism, using the Hamilton Palace as a vehicle for this exploration.

As a creative, I intricately weave narratives tied to the political tapestry through written words and DJing. My poetry reflects my anger and resistance. I’m passionate about exploring multimedia art that pushes the boundaries of poetry. I aim to foster connections and closeness through a rich tapestry of creative mediums, transcending conventional boundaries and confidently navigating the intersections of identity and resistance.