Rose Cervantes (she/they) has been creating worlds in her mind since she was a young ball of bouncing curls. Her roots trace back to Cuba and the Canary Islands. A fifth-generation Cubana born in Key West, FL, she left her small island and traveled up to the panhandle where she graduated with a bachelor's in Creative Writing and Public Relations, and a master’s degree in Media Communication Studies from Florida State University. They feel at home in teaching environments where curiosity is born and human connection is fostered. She combines her writing skills, process-oriented mind, and passionate heart to elevate the arts and fight for equity.
Rose is a local St Pete poet and freelance communication specialist spending their time loving, growing, and existing. With her communication and teaching background, she uses an arsenal of storytelling techniques, research analysis, and creative portals to connect passions with inclusive impact. Their past projects have ranged from co-producing an NYE Festival of the Arts, managing artists relations and artist grant opportunities, teaching as an adjunct professor, creating Latinx community art events, developing accessible applications for artist relief at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Rose is a fierce believer that empathy and vulnerability amplify our voices. When we spend time with our stories, Rose feels the power of writing and its ability to unlock our imagination and create bridges to community.
Lover of long hugs, nights filled with dancing, local bookstores, nature, and creative weirdos. You can find published poems by Rose in St. Petersburg's local poetry magazine, Neptune. Her poetry explores family, identity, mental health, love, and the spectrums of human existence.
Areas of my work:
Education / Academia
Freelance / Personal