“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..”
“She is black lipped / caramel pupils”
“We be black. / From us comes all light.”
A short story about a lesbian who reflects on a strangely lovely heterosexual relationship she had all throughout high school.
The latest entry in Sula Journals by Oyinda on memories and love, featuring a playlist.
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.”