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.
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”→
The animated version of Banana Fish ended in late December of 2018 and I still feel exhausted. I had a lot of hope that the anime would address the problematic aspects of the series and make much-needed updates to amend those issues, but ultimately for the better or worse the anime left a bitter taste in my mouth. Continue reading “BANANA FISH – A Bittersweet Experience”→
This article was published on November 7, 2018, on AnimeFeminist. Banana Fish was probably the most emotionally exhausting series I have ever read. Despite many painful moments, I was impressed by the immense research Akimi Yoshida did for the series and how she was able to depict how pervasive white supremacy is throughout all sectors of society. However, those historical events depicted in the series can be painful for new QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) readers. Please read the original article on AnimeFeminist.
This list was a passion project for me. It took a few months to research every amazing Queer and Trans BIPOC on this list and while the research often led me to tears, I am grateful and humbled to have studied the lives of these amazing Queer and Trans BIPOC. While I will often be the first to denounce borders, it is so rare for our past and present leaders in Bolivia to be celebrated on a global scale. This list is for them. I love them, please celebrate them with me. My followers can read this passion list on FierceMitu.
That’s it folks!! In this episode, we discussed many topics such as womxn friendships, inspirations and how we would pitch the series to anyone. It was a lot of fun chatting about this series with the AnimeFeminist team and I would highly recommend for everyone to support their work because they prioritize marginalized voices in the nerd community. Please listen to this final episode on AnimeFeminist.
In this episode, we focused on our favorite Queer character Atsuko, Portrayal of Chinese characters and behind the scenes speculation of the difficulties of working with men on a show that is predominantly about womxn. Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.
In this episode, we took a break from Michiko to Hatchin in order to discuss what learning Japanese was like for Womxn of Color and Non-Binary folks of Color and what advice we would give to new language learners. Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.