About

Photo credit: David Wilson Clarke

Cynthia Rodríguez (Monterrey, 1986) is a Mexican-British writer and performer based in Leicester.

Constantly experimenting with the possibilities of spoken word to convey everyday realities that may remain untold in media; particularly about feminist issues, cultural and countercultural shock, rites of passage and self-preservation.

A proud Mouthy Poets alumna and UniSlam contestant, she has opened for renowned artists such as Lydia Towsey, Caroline Bird, Jonah Matranga, Hannah Swings, Penny Rimbaud, Lauren John Joseph and Jamie Thrasivoulou. She has also been published on zines such as Mouthy Poets Queer Zine and The Black Flamingo Zine edited by Dean Atta and Ben Connors. Two of her poems were featured in Welcome to Leicester, anthology edited by Emma Lee and Ambrose Musiyiwa for Dahlia Publishing.


Writing

Published poetry, essays and short stories through zines, websites and independent publishing houses. See Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020) for information on my debut poetry collection.

Performance

Experience performing on stage in a multidisciplinary manner, often mixing spoken word, music and visuals through collaboration. See performance for video samples on stage, film and for remote viewing.

Workshops

Creative writing workshop facilitation for teenagers, adults and pensioners, focused on underprivileged groups such as migrants, speakers of English as a Second Language, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

More

Available for podcasts, recordings, panel talks and interviews in print and online. Subjects include liminality, migration, grassroots community events, soft power, intersectionality and body liberation.


Due to COVID-19, my availability is limited to telecommuting for the foreseeable future.

I am prioritising paid opportunities at this stage of my career. However, I can speak or perform pro bono for charities and passionate causes.

Suffice to say, don’t be TRASH* (transphobic, racist, ableist/ageist, sexist/sizist, homophobic).

* term borrowed and adapted from The SeaBin podcast.