• Q&A with Queer Xicana-Indígena Artist Adelina Anthony

    Q&A with Queer Xicana-Indígena Artist Adelina Anthony

    The year was 2006. I was at UC Santa Cruz for the MALCS conference specifically for the Regenerations WOC Film Festival. As a twentysomething Xicana Femme, I was in awe of not only the beauty of all the mujeres there but also of all the work that was going on. The air was thick with the want and need for […]

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  • Puro Drama: Review of “blu”

    Puro Drama: Review of “blu”

    The LGBTQ family narrative rarely makes on stage. And while it is refreshing to see the occasional portrayal of a queer love stories in theatre venues throughout Los Angeles, the task of rendering stories of families headed by same-sex couples justice is one few theatres take on. Company of Angels rendition of “blu,” written by Virginia Grise and directed by […]

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  • Preview of Empanada: A lesbiana story en probaditas by Anel Flores

    Preview of Empanada: A lesbiana story en probaditas by Anel Flores

    Written by Macondo Foundation member Anel Flores, Empanada: a lesbiana story en probaditas tells the story of Paloma, a young tejana lesbian coming into her own. Told in a series vignettes or “probaditas,” Empanada lures the reader in with the familiar smells of a tejan@ home – homemade flour tortillas on the comal, roasted serrano peppers, freshly cut lime and […]

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  • Feliz Cumpleaños a La Mera Mera: Frida Kahlo, Cultural Icon and Queer Trailblazer

    Feliz Cumpleaños a La Mera Mera: Frida Kahlo, Cultural Icon and Queer Trailblazer

    When you live in San Antonio, the three most common images of women that mark the city are La Virgen de Guadalupe, Selena, and Frida Kahlo. Their images materialize themselves in everything from hand-woven bags to gold-encrusted plastic frames, everywhere from Market Square to the Eisenhauer Flea Market. But while La Virgen and Selena are recognized for their giving spirits […]

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  • Surviving with HIV

    Surviving with HIV

    I remember April Fool’s Day 2008 like it was yesterday. That day, I could not get out of bed. I felt as if I were drowning and any movement I made took a tremendous toll on me. With an oxygen mask strapped to my face, I was rushed to the hospital. There, I had several doctors and nurses tend to […]

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