While my name everywhere is ThatNerdyBoliviane, I am also known as Lizzie Visitante. Pronouns: They/Them. I identify as an Queer Quechua (Mestize) person.
This blog is mostly dedicated to my rambles on anime, manga and other interests. While I will mostly be gushing about my favorite canon and AU MOGAI couples, my main focus will be a critical intersectional analysis on race, ethnicity, class, gender, queerness, etc. on all things I like.
I respect that this movie was made as a middle finger to entitled fanboys, but I hated how this movie ruined the few things I liked about the series. Come check out my final complaints about the grand finale on AnimeFeminist.
The plot was thrown out the window so that Anno can work through his depression which was neat, but left me feeling confused and angry on how to talk about this finale. The womxn and girls in the series deserved better resolutions to their story arcs. Also, I am not worthy of Kaworu’s grace (he was such a good character, he needed more screen time). Check it out on AnimeFeminist.
The plot starts to break down and Shinji’s desire for validation leads to more exposure to toxic masculinity and him finally standing up against his shitty dad. Check out this episode on AnimeFeminist.
I was one of the few people who never saw Neon Genesis Evangelion so the wonderful team at Anime Feminist invited me to chat about the series. Check out our great conversations about toxic masculinity and how Shinji is a good (flawed) kid dealing with his depression on AnimeFeminist.
Towards the end of October of 2019, the rise of anti-indigenous, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic violence in Bolivia led to the coup of Evo Morales government. While Evo Morales’s government was full of contradictions, it does not change the fact that overtly racist, misogynist and religious fundamentalists are currently in power in Bolivia. I felt frustrated that mainstream media tried to simplify what is happening in Bolivia so I decided to write this list to honor community organizers that have always been doing amazing work and are currently fighting against this dictatorship. This list was published on Wear Your Voice.
There are a lot of misconceptions about coca because of the stigma created by the cocaine wars in Latin America and the Caribbean. I wrote this piece to challenge the mainstream narrative about coca and remind everyone that coca is sacred in my communities and we used it in medicine and ceremonies. This piece was published on Daughters of Madre Earth.
Glass Mask is a classic shoujo manga that started in 1976 about a young girl named Maya Kitajima who dreams of becoming an actress and goes through plenty of hardships in order for her dream to come true. Thanks to the anime adaptations that came out in 1984 and 2005, Glass Mask has gained immense international popularity and continues to be Suzue Miuchi’s best work. Continue reading “Glass Mask Anime (2005): The Rivalry between Maya and Ayumi”→