Chicana/o Studies | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Latina/o Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Women's Studies
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
This paper explores the feminist theories post-colonialism and gender theory to better understand the coming out experience for the queer latinx community. The latinx community face unique hurdles when coming out including battling cultural values, colonialism, language barriers, and identity. In order to better understand the coming out journey of queer latinxs and create safe queer spaces I propose that we reimagine familismo to emphasize love and acceptance over colonial ideas of machismo and marianismo. We can also decolonize both feminist theory and language.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Barajas, Giselle. "Coming Out as a Queer Latinx" (2022). Audre Lorde Writing Prize.