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.
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.