Cristy C. Road

Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer, and musician who’s been supplying creativity for punk rock, publishing, and social justice movements since she was a teenager in Miami, circa 1997. Road self-published Green’zine for 10 years, and has since released three illustrated novels which tackle gender, sexuality, mental health, and cultural identity (with a tinge of bathroom humor and curse words): Indestructible (2005), Bad Habits (2008) and her most recent work, Spit and Passion (2013), a graphic queer-coming-out memoir (about staying in the closet and listening to Green Day). C. Road’s work has been featured in the Baby Remember My Name: New Queer Girl Writing Anthology, Live Through This Anthology, Maximumrocknroll, Razorcake, New York Magazine, The Advocate, The Progressive, and countless other published works. As a musician, Road fronted The Homewreckers for eight years, and continues to perform and write music. She’s toured nationally and internationally on her own, and with Sister Spit: The Next Generation. She is currently illustrating the NEXT WORLD TAROT Card Deck and writing pop-punk songs in Brooklyn, NY. 

We don’t want to remember December 14, 2017 as the day the internet began to go dark.

PEN America has been at the forefront of petitioning, protesting and pressing to keep the internet open. We have only just begun to fight—the next battlegrounds will be in Congress and the Court.

We won’t stop until a free and open internet has been secured for everyone who thinks, explores, and creates.

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