Cuba: Paradox Found
Lucy Woodworth, Flying Spot

cuba

In Havana, a sizzling girl rap group cooks up a street performance for Holly and her crew. They tell her that in Cuba, a country that celebrates salsa, rap empowers: “We are like vitamins for little girls.” Hitching across the island country, Holly confers with a Santeria priestess, talks culture and feminism with a TV host and catches an impromptu drag race. She’s entranced by an erotic poet, explores a sunken ship, considers creative challenges with an independent filmmaker and gets revolutionary with a Black Panther in exile. Along the way, she’s haunted by the ghost of Che — and laid low by a few too many Mojitos.

Cuban Divas

Dispatches

Your Pilgrimage

  • Trip Guide: Cuba
    Practicalities, Packing, & our Fave Books, Flicks, Music   

Timeline

From the Shoots

Destinations

Explore our Archives

join the pilgrimage

Sign up for our periodic divamail dispatches