“Her first step into her first floor apartment was into a puddle of water. Everything was wet: furniture, photos, poems, journals, her shoes. The water lines on her walls marked the flood waters at a foot and a half.”
“We’ll continue resisting because as LGBTQ folks, as immigrant folks, we have been resisting, since the day we have decided to live authentically and unafraid and unapologetically.”
Hey, you! Let’s get some links.
Is the President’s plan enough? As long as there are people whose lives and families are in the US remain vulnerable to deportation, is not enough, but it is something, and it is the result of the hard work of thousands of activists who have put everything on the line to make their presence known as undocumented and immigrant Americans who deserve rights and dignity.
White supremacy and racism, we know, have long and deep histories in American society. It’s not like it only occurred to Murrieta residents to be racist and xenophobic while browsing through their town’s blog.
“A phrase that often arises in this movement is “ni de aqui, ni de alla,” (neither from here nor there), and it speaks to the ability we seek as queer immigrants to define home as we choose, whether in a geographic sense, within our communities, or a gendered sense, within our bodies.”