13 Bolivian Heroines That Should Have Been In Your World History Books But Weren’t [FierceMitu]

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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.

[Podcast] Chatty AF 53: Michiko & Hatchin Watchalong – Episodes 18-24 [FINAL] – [AnimeFeminist]

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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.

[Podcast] Chatty AF 49: Michiko & Hatchin Watchalong – Episodes 1-6 [AnimeFeminist]

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If folks thought I was done talking about Michiko to Hatchin, they were wrong.  I feel very humble that I was invited by the AnimeFeminst team to discuss the series in depth with other amazing folks about this show.  I was so nervous in this episode that you can literally hear me stuttering throughout this entire episode.  I hope listeners were able to understand what I was desperately trying to say.  There were a lot of heavy topics we discussed such as Mejorando la Raza, Sexual Violence, Police Brutality, etc. so please be advised that these episodes have trigger warnings.   Please listen to this episode on AnimeFeminist.

Coco: A Somewhat Touching, but Problematic View on Dia de los Muertos [BlackGirlNerds]

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This review was published on Black Girl Nerds on December 29, 2017.  While there were a few enjoyable moments in the movie, the erasure of Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous people and the Land of the Dead reflecting the real world white supremacist racial hierarchies in Latin America, ultimately created a very empty movie that is invested in mestizaje.  Please read the review on Black Girl Nerds.

 

The Melancholy Adventures of Michiko and Hatchin: Series Review [ShojoPower]

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This article was originally published on AnimeComplexiumon June 13, 2016, but I loved this piece so much that I decided to republish an updated version on the ShojoPower website on June 2, 2017, after AnimeComplexium was shut down.

This review focused on the mini history on how Sayo Yamamoto got inspired to make Michiko to Hatchin and how the series was able to discuss the complex racial hierarchies in Latin America and the Carribean through fictional Brazil.  Please check out this article on ShojoPower.