Michelle Cruz Gonzales is the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band. In the 1990’s Gonzales,an English professor, played drums in and wrote lyrics for the groundbreaking female punk band, Spitboy. She and Spitboy are featured in the 2017 documentary, Turn it Around: Story of East Bay Punk.

Gonzales writes about the intersections of race, class, and gender has published writing in anthologies, literary journals, and more recently Latino Rebels, Fierce by Mitú, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.



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