A. Dare to dream
A. I'm too critical with myself and others sometimes.
A. My father. He is the most noble man I have ever known.
A. Taking long walks while listening to music on my ipod.
A. I'm told that I have a warm and welcoming smile.
A CONVERSATION WITH CECILIA SAMARTIN
Q: You fled Cuba and arrived in the United States with your family at an early age. To what extent do you feel a kinship with characters like Ana, who find themselves separated from their cultural heritage and place of birth?
A: I relate in many ways to people who’ve left their countries regardless of which country they may be from, especially if they were forced to leave because of...