Brown / Orgullo Renacido

Can I just first say that I can't remember the last time I was this nervous to post my thoughts? I wanna put that out there. Like, literally, I'm experiencing anxiety as I type this intro to the video below. I'm trying to find as many words to put in between this text and my [...]

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sex and sexuality and womanhood.

[feminism and happy] "Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes" Many moments led to this post (...and to another that is in the process of being written but not quite ready to be shared): `sobering conversations with my mother, much different from before....in a good way `an [...]

“I am woman; hear me” — or sexist musings

I feel like I should put a warning label for explicit content like they do on a Lil Wayne CD or something. How does that go? Warning: the following may be inappropriate for children under 17….wait, I think that line is used for films or television shows…you get the point though. Fair warning. Apologies in [...]

free-spirited mujer — or on identity crisis.

I think I’ve figured it out. the struggle, I mean. the one that partially led me to disconnect. the one that might require me to do so again. I think I’ve really figured it out. what’s behind the struggle, maybe what contributes to it. Right now, they’re just thoughts, hypotheses untested but seemingly explaining this [...]

Being proud — or, not my father’s reasons.

Well, folks, it finally happened. My dad told me he was proud of me. Clear as day. Mija, I'm proud of you. His reason? Me not being pregnant or having children at this point in my life. Now, I can sit here and write about the machismo-reasonings behind that statement. the actual "i'm proud of [...]

“Like if you’ve…” — or on defiance, stubbornness, or tenacity

[on gender & happy] You've seen those "like if you've ___" posts on Facebook, right? Youknow, the ones that tell you to 'like' the post if you remember an old movie? ...or if you remember a childhood trend? ...or if you're an 80s- / 90s- / any-decade-because-they-all-eventually-have-trends- baby? ...or if you support our troops? ...or if you [...]

“the talk” with my Mexican mother — or yup, we’re going there

[on gender & happy] **A few caveats. First, a much needed statement, contextualizing what is to follow. This post is about sex. And sexuality. And Mexican mothers. Yes, folks, we’re going there…as appropriately stated in the title. Also, I described a previous post as being one overflowing with self-disclosure, leaving me quite vulnerable in this [...]