.Liza Monroy

Liza Monroy
Liza Monroy is the author of the essay collection Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire, the memoir The Marriage Act, and Mexican High, a novel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, O, Longreads, and Marie Claire, among other publications. She loves living in downtown Santa Cruz.
February 21, 2023

Board Shaper Mando Strives for an Inclusionary Surf Culture

In addition to providing high-quality boards, Mando Surf Co. participates in social justice issues in the industry
February 14, 2023

The MAH’s ‘Troubled Waters’ Delves into Diversity and Racism in Surfing

The presentation will feature Black Surf Santa Cruz founder Esabella Bonner, Black.Surfers founder Kayiita Johnson and others
January 24, 2023

The Plant-Forward, Healthier, More Sustainable Future of School Meals

An update on the $100 million allotted to California schools to provide healthier meals
October 20, 2022

Women on Waves Adds Second Day

Several updates made to the popular Capitola surf contest
October 11, 2022

How Rise Together Became a Model for Philanthropic Groups

BIPOC-led organizations awarded $400K in new grants
July 26, 2022

Food and Drink: Plant-Based Meals Get a Boost in Santa Cruz Schools

What the public-school push means for local kids—and the rest of us
April 26, 2022

Santa Cruz Mothers Find Support and Waves in Surfing Moms

Group offers recent mothers a path back to the beach
October 5, 2021

Why Capitola’s Women on Waves is More Than Just a Surf Contest

Local event goes international with a focus on inclusion, conservation and community