The first Afro-Latina to anchor a high-profile newscast for a major Hispanic broadcast network in the United States explores her rise in journalism and offers thoughts on following your dreams, overcoming prejudice, and embracing your identity.
... evocative ... distinctive...in tone and approach ... Race is a central theme of her story, underlining the significance of Calderón’s professional ascendance in her native and adopted countries ... Calderón is less pointed in her criticism, whether she’s considering media, government or general attitudes toward people of color in this country. She raises questions, but leaves them hanging. There were times when I wished she had dug more deeply into her own story and the broader dynamic of racial and ethnic strife that fuels so much of the discontent about our institutions these days, including the mainstream media ... My Time to Speak shines when Calderón takes us to her family’s hometown of Istmina, where 'being Black wasn’t ‘out of this world.'
Afro-Latina Univision news anchor Calderon takes on racism in this fascinating memoir ... Calderon stresses the importance of confronting racism head on, using her platform to report on and expose injustice. Calderon’s powerful story will resonate with readers.