Nestor Gomez

Nestor “the Boss” Gomez was born in Guatemala and came undocumented to the U.S. in the mid-1980s. Gomez told his first story at a Moth open-mic storytelling slam as a way to get over the stuttering that plagued his childhood. He went on to win the slam that night, and now has over 60 Moth wins to his name. In addition to The Moth, his stories have been featured in numerous venues including Open Americas, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, and WBEZ Chicago. Gomez hosts and produces his own show (now available as a podcast) called 80 Minutes Around the World, which features the stories of immigrants and refugees from different parts of the world, with shows in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Nestor has also published a collection of stories detailing his experiences as a rideshare driver  titled “Your Driver Has Arrived.”

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