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jotxs y recuerdos
57 minutes | a month ago
For this episode, we interview Eddie Piña, your favorite gay Tio. Join us as he talks to us about his farmworker experience, the Valley club scene in the 2000s, HIV, and veganism. ---Episode Edited by A. Ramirez
62 minutes | 3 months ago
In this episode, we interview Adrian Melgar, an organizer and teacher from the RGV. Join us as he talks to us about being trans in the borderlands, creating resources for the community, and teaching during a pandemic/hurricane hit. If you would like to support RGV families and students directly you can donate to Adrian's classroom wishlist, venmo, or cashapp. Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2QK07A0ZXNTD0?ref_=wl_shareVenmo: @adrianwaddyCashapp: $AdrianWaddyListen to his full story on all podcast platforms.
83 minutes | 5 months ago
#BLM: Fighting Anti-Blackness in the RGV
Join Jotxs y Recuerdos & UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies for a live podcast (via: Cafecito y Charla) about Black history, the Black lives matter movement, and fighting anti-Blackness in the RGV. All tip jar money will go to the brilliant panelists: Judy R. Pryor-Ramirez, Aimaloghi Eromosele, and Alexandra Hughes-Venmo: @jotxsyrecuerdosCashapp: $jotxsyrecuerdosPaypal: paypal.me/jotxsyrecuerdos-
50 minutes | 10 months ago
***First Episode of 2020***Join us for our Bonus Episode where we explore Nepantla, Borderlands, and Queerness with Vickie Vértiz, a Queer Chicana Poet and Professor from California. "Vickie Vértiz was born and raised in Bell Gardens, a city in southeast Los Angeles County.Her writing is featured in the New York Times magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huizache, Nepantla, the Los Angeles Review of Books, KCET Departures, and the anthologies: Open the Door (from McSweeney’s and the Poetry Foundation), and The Coiled Serpent (from Tia Chucha Press), among many others.Vértiz’s first full collection of poetry, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, published in the Camino del Sol Series by The University of Arizona Press won a 2018 PEN America literary prize. Get a copy here.Vickie is a proud member of Colectivo Miresa, a feminist cooperative speaker’s bureau, her first poetry collection, Swallows, is available from Finishing Line Press. She teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara."
37 minutes | a year ago
Fish Fiorucci, a non-binary supermodel from Brownsville, TX who modeled in Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories Makeup Campaign, shares their story with us. TW: Depression, Suicide, and Anorexia.
53 minutes | a year ago
In this episode we interviewed Anel Flores, a butch tejana/chicana/mexicana writer and artist whose home is the Valley, San Antonio, and everything in-between. Listen to her share her coming out story, her experience as a mother, and the time she took a writing workshop from Gloria Anzaldúa.
52 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, we interviewed George Longoria, a Latinx/Brujx. They are a non-binary pansexual who believes that chisme saves lives!
51 minutes | a year ago
Gume Laurel III
We connected with Gume Laurel III, a gay Latino writer from Weslaco, TX. In this episode, we talk about chosen family, Valley representation in Literature, and machismo. You can purchase his books online!
38 minutes | a year ago
For PRIDE month we interviewed Alonzo Amaya, a gender-fluid makeup artist from Pharr, TX. Listen to Alonzo talk about gender, depression, and the importance of practicing safe sex.
61 minutes | a year ago
In this episode, we interviewed Nancy Gonzalez-Cruz, a queer tejana who was born in Mcallen, but raised in Pharr, TX. She spoke to us about what it was like raising two kids in a border town.Listen to her story in the link above.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
In this episode, Rey Vasquez, a trans man from Mission, TX talks to us about being a farm worker, a part of the circus, and coming out. Rey says "the Valley doesn't let you forget where you came from." Listen to his story in the link below.
46 minutes | 2 years ago
In this episode, Eduardo Martinez talks about Queer Cinema, the Pharr Riots, Aqui Estamos, Fuerza Del Valle, and Valley history. Listen to his story and about his community organizing.
35 minutes | 2 years ago
In this episode, we interviewed Elizabeth Michelle Salinas, a former bartender from P B D's Lounge, a gay bar in Mcallen, TX. She shared what it was like to be a part of H.U.G.S (Helping Unite Gays and Straights), a now-defunct organization at Nikki Rowe High School, about the gay club scene along the border, and being a parent. Listen to her story.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
*FIRST EPISODE OF 2019* In this episode we interview Yvonne S. Marquez, a queer chicana writer from Mission, Texas who shares her story with us. Yvonne S. Marquez is a writer and editor living in Dallas, Texas. She's a former senior editor at Autostraddle, a forward-thinking, feminist online magazine for queer and trans women and non-binary people. Yvonne writes about social justice, politics, activism, and other things dear to her heart like Selena and tacos. Since graduating from the University of Texas Austin with a degree in journalism, Yvonne has dedicated her career to telling the stories important to LGBTQ+ people. She was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. Listen to her story.
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