At the dawn of the Latin alt burst in 1998, a Newsweek cover story announced…
Month: July 2011
Once I was finished writing [Transparent, my new] book, my first thought was Are Black…
By Guest Contributor Jorge Antonio Vallejos, cross-posted from Black Coffee Poet
Near the end of my video interview with Daniel Heath Justice (above) for this special week Celebrating Queer Indigenous Voices I asked, “… anything we’ve left out?”
“There’s a lot we’ve left out,” said Justice.
Although we had a table full of books we failed to mention Queer Indigenous writers from around the world. And I’m embarrassed to say that I did not mention an Indigenous, brown, queer woman who helped pave the way for a brown boy like me: Gloria Anzaldua. She was a Mestiza, Xicana who made an impact on the literature world and changed the way Indigeneity is seen, thought, read, written, and lived.