Jess Silfa

is creating Conversations with Abuela (And Other Tales)

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Welp, abuela's adopted you now. You'll get at least three posts a week of our shenanigans.

You're Her Favorite!

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We've got postcards and a roll of stamps! This tier gets you everything in the previous tier + a handwritten note from us to you on a postcard featuring abuela's smiling face. She'll even sign it.

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About


My name is Jess. I am a writer from New York City currently living in Tampa Bay, Florida where I am a full-time caregiver for my 95-year-old abuela, Tomasa.

Yeah, she's 95. And she's a badass.

In the summer of 2017, I put my writing skills (AKA the things I learned in my MFA) to use and began chronicling the conversations I have with abuela on Facebook. Most are funny, some are serious, and all of them are a peek into our daily lives. My posts get more love than I could ever imagine. That's why I've started writing a book about my abuela and our journey. 

Like many writers, I'm a struggling artist—I don't hide that fact that Abuela and I live in a low-income household. This means people often want to donate to abuela or to our household in general. By setting up a Patreon, you can now pledge small amounts of support to keeping the abuela stories coming. All of the money pledged will go toward things like buying stock in Icy Hot and applesauce  my monthly Duotrope subscription or being able to pay for groceries. This means my focus can stay on the two things I care about most: abuela and writing. 

So whether you're a new fan of abuela's or an old friend: Hi, hello, welcome. I hope you love our conversations as much as we do.
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When I hit $25 per month, I'll post a video of abuela's Arroz con Dulce (Coconut Rice Pudding) recipe. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 58 exclusive posts
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