WRITINGS

Learning to Decolonize Race, Wealth, Sex and Power at the White Dinner Table

Reading: Nepantla and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Queer of Color Legacy TW: Sexism, homophobia & institutional racism Is Mexican an Indigenous American identity? Yes. And, also, sometimes no. The currently available American English vocabulary is lacking in the racial identity census department. The Mexican race has been systematically disenfranchised ever since the American Civil War ended and […]

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WEAK

That is my greatest fear. That I am weak.I learned from a young age that weaknessis next to death. I have weak kneeswhich bend inwards, as if to kiss each otheron the cheek as a reminder of sister solidarity.I have a weak bladderwhich responds with hystericsevery time I am nervous, which is often.I have weak […]

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WHAT IF

What if being disabled was a good thing?What if..?What if being queer and gay and happy was seen as a desirable affect?What if we stopped teaching fear of the other andshame for the creative and different?What if these scars on my knees and ankles and hips and breasts glitteredlike the babbling brook near to my […]

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THE NIGHT I FOLLOWED THE DOG

When I was growing up, my absolute favorite book was “The Night I Followed the Dog” by Nina Laden. In the children’s book, a young boy notices that his trusted dog had been sneaking out every evening, always returning just as the sun came up. After spending night after night witnessing his dog’s inscrutable patterns, […]

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YEAH, OKAY

Okay has to be one of the most used and useless words in the English language. When someone asks me if I’m “okay,” what are they asking, exactly? They definitely don’t actually want to know how I’m doing, which, for many years, I really thought was the whole point. Whenever I respond honestly and say […]

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