Hello! My name is Danya Jimenez and I am the Chicana writer in this writing duo. I am originally from Tijuana, Mexico. I moved from Tijuana, to Chula Vista, and finally to Orange County where I spent my adolescent years amongst the children of the “Real Housewives of the OC.”
Hello! My name is Hannah McMechan and I am the white girl in this writing duo. I come from a one-pump-gas-station town called Oakhurst. It’s ten minutes outside of Yosemite National Park and full of country music, lifted trucks, and intolerant hillbillies. There are more churches than grocery stores, high school graduates immediately become McDonald's cashiers, and every person in my family boasts the title of “Hardcore Republican”. Basically, I should have turned into an uneducated redneck, but I got lucky. I did what no one in my town dreams of: I got out.
I, Danya, am proud to say that I was raised on Lizzie McGuire and Skins rather than novelas. I refuse to write a sassy Latina best friend, a sexualized Latina maid, or a stubborn Latina activist. Instead, I choose to write what I know…British comedy.
And I, Hannah, choose to write about things foreign to me because I want to rebel against my parents.
Together...we are a beautiful, interracial, caramel-vanilla writing duo.