My sense of loyalty to the United States has always coexisted with a sense of solidarity with the people of Mexico.
Even as we resist colonization, our genealogy, our language, our innermost fibers of being contain multiple contradictions.
“I wish I could say I suddenly educated myself, or came to my trans-ness through pure self-enlightenment or something, but, in actuality, the Universe still had to drag me along.”
“I come from war-torn backgrounds with stories that will break your heart into millions of pieces, and my people will try and put it back together.”
After a mural depicting a nude black woman is defaced in Puerto Rico, women appear topless as a protest to reclaim their bodies.
If colonialism finally wins in Puerto Rico, it’ll be because the United States succeeded in getting rid of all the Puerto Ricans.
A search for the hashtag #Latina results in mostly pornographic images. But beginning on Friday, October 9, we can change that.