“I was born in the United States, New York City to be exact, but I have always been told that I am ‘Cubanasa’ more Cuban than the royal palms that grown on the beautiful island where my parents were born. When The AIDS Memorial Quilt approached me to do a panel, I decided to do a panel for all those people in Cuba that didn’t have a voice that have been forgotten and continue to be forgotten. With this panel, I am their voice!”

–Florangel Morales