"That’s how we are, we mexicanas, puro coraje y pasion. That’s what we’re made of…that’s us. We love like we hate. Backward and forward, past, present, and future. With our heart and soul and our tripas, too"
When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.
Being with you is a type of pain I choose to feel.
I can avoid it.
I can end it.
Something awful I do to myself.
I don’t choose being away from the,
I don’t choose to not be close to them.
I can’t avoid that pain.
I can’t end it.
The systems do that to me.