Angela Derecas Taylor

Writer. Foodie. Yogini.

Angela Derecas Taylor is a second generation American of Greek and Italian descent. She hails from 1960’s Greenwich Village, NYC, where she was raised in a family of restaurateurs.

Peter’s Quilt

Peters Quilt

This past Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, marked the 22nd Anniversary of my brother, Peter’s death. For twenty years after his death, I dreamed of creating a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in his memory. My dream came true during the 2020 Covid-19 shutdown wherein I spent many days on Zoom with a small group of Peter’s friends discussing and designing a quilt panel. And now, that panel is officially a part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, to be displayed for the very first time, as part of the Quilt’s 35th Anniversary display, in San Francisco – Peter’s home for 30 years and his final resting place – over the weekend of June 11th & 12th – which would have been Peter’s 78th birthday. Of course I am going to be there! And, I will be part of the ceremony as an “unfolder.”

In memory of Peter, and in celebration of Pride Month, I hope you will take a few minutes to view my 5 minute story, “From AIDS to Ashes“, from my 2017 debut with Read650.

Catch Angela LIVE on Stage in June

Saturday, June 25

I am going to be out in Southampton performing “Finding Yia Yia: A Greek Tragedy” with Every Family’s Got One (A Story That is) at the Southampton Cultural Center, Saturday, June 25th at 8pm. If you happen to be out that way, please buy a ticket here. And then let me know that you are coming so we can meet ahead of time at the 7pm reception and art gallery show. 

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Gentle Yoga City Island

June 16, 19, 21 & 30

The City Island Community Center
190 Fordham Street

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Yoga & Meditation

June 6 & 23

New Rochelle Public Library
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Gentle Yoga at NDF

June 20 & 27

The New Dawn Foundation
590 Davenport Ave
New Rochelle

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