"Men theorize about love, but women are more often love’s practitioners. Most men feel that they receive love and therefore know what it feels like to be loved; women often feel we are in a constant state of yearning, wanting love but not receiving it."
I’m so happy I can get deported right now. Immigrant Dreams Come True #Fantasia #Pride #FuckDACA
Todays presentation at De Anza College. I had the honor of meeting some really beautiful and amazing High School youth. #queer #qpoc #youth
You know you are grinding mad hard when you got grad students writing about you. Just finished reading this beautiful paper by @preciado89 making a little queer feel special #joto #scholars #qpoc #performance #joteria
My dream was always to be a female rapper but since it didnt happen I became a poet ;)
"In the old-time Pueblo world, beauty was manifested in behavior and in one’s relationships with other living beings. Beauty was as much a feeling of harmony as it was a visual, aural or sensual effect. The whole person had to be beautiful, not just the face or the body; faces and bodies could not be separated from hearts and souls. Health was foremost in achieving this sense of well-being and harmony; in the old-time Pueblo world, a person who did not look healthy inspired feelings of worry and anxiety, not feelings of well-being. A healthy person, of course, is in harmony with the world around her; she is at peace with herself too. Thus an unhappy person or spiteful person would not be considered beautiful. In the old days, strong, sturdy women were most admired. One of my most vivid preschool memories is of the crew of Laguna women, in their 40’s and 50’s, who came to cover our house with adobe plaster. They handled the ladders with great ease, and while two women ground the adobe mud on stones and added straw, another woman loaded the hod with mud and passed it up to the two women on ladders, who were smoothing the plaster on the wall with their hands. Since women owned the houses, they did the plastering. At Laguna, men did the basket-making and the weaving of fine textiles; men helped a great deal with the child-care too.Because the Creator is female, there is no stigma on being female; gender is not used to control behavior. No job was a “man’s job” or a “woman’s job”; the most able person did the work. The old-time people paid no attention to birthdays. When a person was ready to do something, she did it. When she no longer was able, she stopped. Thus the traditional Pueblo people did not worry about aging or about looking old because there were no social boundaries drawn by the passage of years."
“Yellow Woman, A Beauty of the Spirit”
, Leslie Marmon Silko (via eddiegrungepup
My little immigrant famila. Happy Mother’s Day to my momma!