Taína was born in Brooklyn, NY to Puerto Rican born parents. Raised in Aberdeen, NJ she attended Brookdale Community college, where she received her Associates in Arts with a concentration in Theater, in 2004. She earned a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies, from Montclair State University in 2007.
Her first publication was a poem she wrote at nine years old, that was featured in her Daddy’s work newsletter, and she’s never stopped writing since. In 2003 she had her own column, "Taína’s Tirades", in BCC’s newspaper, The Stall, and was the 2007 recipient of the MSU Anthony Lovasco Shakespeare award.
Taína is a proud member of the Higuayagua Taínos of the Caribbean tribe, on a journey to reclaim her indigenous Taíno culture, and debunk the myth of Taíno extinction by taking up space as a native writer.
Her recent achievements include: “Sisters Fight” a play written for the all female production of Colors of Community, at the Harlem School of the Arts, November 2015; and “Killing Ty” a short story published in the Yellow Arrow Journal, winter 2020 vol V no 1: Resilience.
Taína lives in Baltimore, MD with her husband, Greg, and her two amazing children, Seth and Grace Ana.
Taína is a compulsive crafter, who channels her obsession with vintage typewriters, books, and fairies into creating delightful cards and gifts in her Etsy Shop: TheBibliofairy.com
Taína Writes a Blog about all of her hobbies and obsessions, including Tarot card reading, and liberating girls from their flatirons. Find Taina on instagram @tainaconcurls for pics and curly girl secrets.