“There are so many myths about our queer lives that still exist in our Latin@ community; from queerness being a choice or a psychological disorder to us not wanting children and being possessed by demons. And we don’t talk about these issues because the cultural expectation (especially of our elders) is to not go against the grain.” Sarahi Yajaira
One Latina shares her struggle with expressing both her culture and her sexuality.
Two queer Latinas — both editors of QWOC Media Wire, chat about one queer Latina politician. And it ain’t chisme. (This post comes to you courtesy of Google Chat. Oh yeah.)
When I was in college, I dated white-women because English-speaking queer women was “all there was.” And while I didn’t mind then, the truth is… I do now. I don’t want to explain every single story, conversation or joke. When I have to constantly interpret, things gets lost in translation –including our connection, but mainly my sanity.
“I’ve been struggling with faith and belief for quite some time. I am not talking religious faith and belief. I am talking about the faith and believe in something unshakeable within…”
“We are afraid of being abandoned by the mother, the culture, La Raza,for being unacceptable, faulty, damaged… to avoid rejection, …
“I can’t tell you what the root of my depression is. I can tell you the many places in my life where i feel unaccomplished. Alone. Sad. Hopeless. I know that there are people who “have it so much worse.” But i compare myself to no one. I am carrying my own weight.”