Join us to celebrate the life and poetry of the late and renowned Jayne Cortez Friday, May 17, 2013 Time: 8:00pm Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd. Venice Blvd. […]
This video made me cry this morning. Could every radical queer who thinks they’re an ally to disabled people please watch this? If we’ve been lovers, watch it twice. And […]
Noon At Broadway/Olympic in Los Angeles I should have posted about this earlier but I’ve been crazed with school! Come out at noon today and March with me! Join the Queer […]
I’m writing from the sky and smiling because it is such a very melodramatic declaration to make and also because I’m highly sentimental and melodramatic and I love these parts of myself.
I think my melodramatics are at least in some part, cultural. With all the “Ay Dios,” cautionary tales of monsters in the hills, weeping women in the streams, heavy sighs and tongue clacking of my mother, her mother and my many aunts it would seem impossible (disappointing even) if I were to turn out otherwise.
Even the people in my family who were not insane used the fear of monsters to keep us from going into the garage (dangerous cement steps) or playing outside after dark (strangers). The word “Cucuy” was often whispered with exaggerated grimaces of fear; we were frequently reminded that we were always in the presence of monsters.
I’m writing from a hotel restaurant. I remember once when Nina came to San Jose for business, she invited Mommy and I to dinner at the hotel restaurant. […]
I love the way queer people, who don’t have maps to follow, chart their own course, build new structures, tear them down, salvage the good parts and build them up […]
Tonight I am sleeping in the living room and giving Johnny the privacy of the guest bedroom. It was three a.m. and he was sleepy and I was […]