IN THE NEWS/AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

EN LAS NOTICIAS/PREMIOS Y RECONOCIMIENTOS

IN THE NEWS

EN LAS NOTICIAS/RADIO

November 11, 2022

Discussability Podcast - Interview about my life experience as a person with a disability.

A podcast with the main goal of creating accessible, inclusive content for the general public. Discussion topics include current events in disability, lived experiences, legislation/policies in practice and resources available to communities with disabilities.



TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022 WRITER'S WOLD RADIO

Interview about my recent publications. Click link to the right to listen to interview.

pascuala's interview.mp3

I'll Follow You: A Chat with Pascuala Herrera about Self-Publishing


Pascuala Herrera was a Professor and Accessibility Specialist at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, for almost 30 years and was selected as Distinguished Faculty, the highest honor given to a faculty member, in 2019 and is now faculty emeritus. She is currently also a full-time consultant and author of Not Always a Valley of Tears: A Memoir of a Life Well Lived. Pascuala received her BA in Sociology and M.Ed in Reading and Learning Disabilities at DePaul University in Chicago. She is a frequent local and national presenter on the topics of disability awareness, motivation, and the importance of education for individuals with disabilities and Latinx students. Pascuala contracted polio at nine months old, and has spent her career assisting thousands of students with disabilities both in and outside the classroom. As a disabled Latina woman, she inspires and motivates others in working towards achieving their aspirations despite any challenges they face. I was very excited to get to talk to her about her experience as a first-time self-published author. We go deep talking about purchasing ISBNs, hiring a freelance design team, and the ins and outs of marketing yourself, as well as touching on her fascinating experiences as a disability advocate and as a parent.

DAILY HERALD NOVEMBER 22, 2021

A Thanksgiving reminder of the abundance of good in the news.

Madhu Krishnamurthy's Sunday "Suburban Mosaic" column featuring an award-winning memoir in which Pascuala Herrera, of Franklin Park, describes her victory over a range of hardships, including poverty, polio, and immigration, on the way to a 30-year career as a professor at Harper College in Palatine.



Pascuala Herrera, a Franklin Park resident, author and disability rights leader, has had her book selected in the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project Indie Book Competition. - Original Credit: (Pascuala Herrera / HANDOUT)


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

PREMIOS Y RECONOCIMIENTOS

The inspirational story of a woman with a disability who refused to give up. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended!’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

I am the winner of "De La Pagina a la Fama" a contest for the Soon to Be Famous IL Author Project in the Spanish category. Here is the link to the announcement and the video segment where the award is presented.



First International conversation about "Not Always a Valley of Tears" all the way from India.

Pascuala Herrera (2).mp4

NBC 5 Making A Difference Award

Aired on Thurs., May 27th at 4 PM, 5 PM, and 6 PM.

Listen to this Podcast where I am interviewed by Allison Felus' Queen of Peaches Blog.

Fernando Colin recommends my Spanish book, No Siempre Es Un Valle de Lágrimas en su canal de Youtube. Watch the whole video or jump to minute 18:30 to hear his recommendation (in Spanish).

School District 212 created this video to share with members of its community.