"I was born in Mayagüez Puerto Rico (PR), on March 27, 1954. My mother Gladys V Lopez Chabrier was a librarian and my dad Pedro J Padin was a surgical tech. I was raised in New York City and studied in St Anselms Catholic School with Irish nuns. When I arrived to PR I studied in a Free School of Music, which included musical program and academics. I also went to a beaux arts private school in PR on an after school program. I studied voice lessons, violin, ballet, drama and pantomime, jazz and folk in these schools.
She just published her first indri so (poem) in Arabic in an Anthology in Brazil this year. Most of her poems are written originally in English, Spanish or French. She is actually the host and producer of "Cita con las Artes" (A Date with The Arts) on WMNT Radio Atenas, Manatí 1500 or www.radioatenas.com (live show) every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00P.m. For during seven years I produced a French Radio Program, France Chez-Vous (French at your home), with French music and Culture. You can read her poetry in more than 17 Lord Byron editions published by Leo Zelada "Antología Nueva Poesía Hispanoamericana", as well as "Antología Multilingüe Letras de Babel", in Uruguay Abrace Edition,"Antología Hispano-árabe", "Páginas Latinas", in Algeria, "Shabbdagucha", in India and also in New York, "Journey" in South Africa, "Peace on Earth" in Japan,"Antología de Indrisos" in Brazil, "Anthologie Les Cahiers de Poesie" , France and in some internet sites for literature and some cultural Magazines as Epikara by Takis Ionides (Greece), L'Assaba (TheMorning)Journal d'Algerie, Destine literaire, Canada et Rumanie and also some Web Sites as www.agonia.com, www.poetasdelmundo.com, www.epars.com. Her poems have been translated into Bengali, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Rumanian, and Arabic. Her book "Gaviota del Caribe", was translated into Arabic, (Caribbean Seagull). It has brought her this nickname among peers and literary critics. Some book covers of poetry are dressed with her paintings in Algeria, India, USA, PR, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Greece. Her art work has been exhibited in various countries through the world, EU, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Japan. Some of them remain in local Museums in PR, at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Museum in Mayagüez, and René Marquéz in Arecibo as part of their collection, also in Tokio University and Nagasaki Museum.
Awards and distinctions
I volunteered at Julia de Burgos, Home for Battered Women rendering services as an educator, special program for school examination and diploma from 1983. I also worked at St Euphrasy home for pregnant teens as an educational art teacher 2008.