Dhāraṇī (Diana Díaz) is a native Newyorican writer of memoir and creative non-fiction. Her recent work appears in Boricua en la Luna: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Voices (Blurb Books), Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity (Routledge Press), and Hispanecdotes.com, a literary online magazine for which she serves as editor. In September 2020, Diana chaired the presentation Inner-City Neighborhoods: Holistic Inclusion in Arts and History at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in dramatic writing and an MA in English literature from La Universidad de Puerto Rico. She is an educator of writing and writing-related subjects as well as a certified IYI 200-hour yoga teacher and founding member of IYINY’s Racial Diversity and Anti-discrimination Committee.