Tag: family

La Nueva York Quinceañera: the Story

When I signed up to teach in San Antonio’s primarily Chicano, inner-city high schools, I didn’t know that part of my teaching responsibilities would involve sponsoring my students’ Quinceñearas every month! Being a sponsor, or Madrina, at their Sweet 15 celebration meant that my name would be included on the opalescent, faux-wedding invitation as long as I…

Soft-Butch Side

My soft-butch side- One of our first out of town road trips was to Austin. We circled Lady Bird Johnson Lake (formerly known as Town Lake) in a pretty roomy paddle boat. Although, my butch side forced me to pretend like this was a simple feat and something I had done with a million other…

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