Roommates Pat, Genesis, and Jose photographed by Julissa in their Bushwick home that occasionally doubles as the venue Love24hrs. Polaroids taken during an intimate night of hanging out.
“This is anger. This is grief. This is sorrow.”
“congrats to pulse / to closeness of body and breath / the rise and fall of your chest”
“Gabby Rivera told me, hold wisdom below your tongue until it enters your bloodstream. / So I drank potions, prayed for books, and chanted affirmations”
“I often wonder if love blossoms the way that friendship blossoms. Out of a glance or a smile, a body and brain begin to depend on another for something more than interaction.”
“They say we have an accent on our lips / They don’t know its our secret dance..”
A short story about a lesbian who reflects on a strangely lovely heterosexual relationship she had all throughout high school.
The third and final part of They N’ Motion: A photo series on queer Xicano’s by Pinky Ortiz.
“There is no queer brown girl manifesto, my life had the audacity to not come with a handbook on navigating two worlds, each of them despising you.”
Part two of They N’ Motion: A photo series on queer Xicano’s by Pinky Ortiz.