About Sabrina Vourvoulias

The last name Vourvoulias is not very common for a Latina. When I asked her where it came from, she explained that her father’s family was Greek and that he was a first generation American who grew up in Colombia and Mexico. The question of roots, sense of community and immigration runs deep in her blood and shines throughout her work as a journalist, advocacy blogger and fiction writer. “As a young woman I always thought my greatest strength was creativity, but now I’d say it’s endurance,” says Vourvoulias. “I don’t let hope die.”

~ From Keyword Hope: Author, Blogger & Immigration Advocate Sabrina Vourvoulias on Mamiverse

Sabrina Vourvoulias is a Latina newspaper editor, blogger and writer.

An American citizen from birth, she grew up in Guatemala and first moved to the United States when she was 15. She studied writing and filmmaking at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.

In addition to numerous articles and editorial columns in several newspapers in Pennsylvania and New York state, her work has been published in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, La Bloga’s Floricanto, Poets Responding to SB 1070, Scheherezade’s Bequest at Cabinet des Fees, We’Moon, Crossed Genres Magazine #24, the anthologies Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two, and is slated to appear in upcoming issues of Bull Spec and GUD magazines.

Her blog Following the Lede was nominated for a 2011 Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) award. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. Follow her antics on Twitter @followthelede.