Marilyn Friedman

Marilyn Friedman is the founder of Writing Pad, a creative writing school in L.A. Her essays and op-eds have been published on The Frisky,, and in the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently working on a memoir about her experiences as a swing dancer.

Stories By Marilyn Friedman

Reviving the Beat of the Barrio

In 1940s East L.A., Mexican-Americans donned zoot suits and dodged violence as they pioneered a little-known musical genre. Today, their grandchildren are bringing pachuco back to life.