“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be”. — Roald Dahl

Hay palabras que me rondan la cabeza en diferentes momentos. Algunas veces como una reflexión, otras como una sentencia. Intensa ha sido más veces sentencia que…

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Esto es dismorfia.

Dicen que no le debo belleza a nadie. Me dicen mis feministas de cabecera. Que mi cuerpo es mío. Que debo aspirar a otros tipos de belleza. Que aunque soy gorda soy hermosa. Pero lo más importante es que no es mi obligación ser hermosa, me dicen.

Pero hay selfies. Hay filtros. Hay cientos de mujeres en mi timeline que se toman las selfies más deliciosas y que tienen el eyeliner más perfecto del mundo. No le debo belleza a nadie yo, pero hay quienes sí son bellezas andantes.

Es un personaje, pulido, escogido, no hay manera…

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Me dicen intensa. Desde hace como 10 años que empecé a interesarme por ciertos temas, me dicen intensa. Últimamente me lo han dicho más seguido. Sobre todo desde que empecé a interesarme más profundamente por cuestiones de género. Me quise alejar poquito de lo académico y ver las prácticas comunes y lo ‘pop’ de la discriminación. Y en el transcurso. recibí “es que eres una intensa, no a todos les interesa tu causa”.

En todos mis grupos sociales me han llamado intensa. Mis amigas no me bajan de “wey es que eres bien intensa”, mi familia, en mi trabajo, mis…

I grew up a chubby kid with insecurities. As a fat girl who was herself a reject, seeing fat girls as protagonists is a breath of fresh air. As a teenager in Mexico, most high school movies revolved around white people and losing your virginity. There was no representation of girls like me, whatsoever. No Mexicans. Fat girls were usually rejects or mean bitchy sidekicks.

It really is refreshing to see a chubby girl like myself be the movie star. But it’s been 10 years since high school for me and I’ve also grown out of many of my teenage…

La depresión no es ‘estar triste’. Es una enfermedad mental y debe ser tratada desde una perspectiva médica principalmente. Esta perspectiva médica se puede ayudar de otros mecanismos para hacerla llevadera.

Estar triste no es tener depresión.
Tener hueva no es tener depresión.
Estar desmotivade un día no es depresión.

No se quita nomás “echándole ganas”. No sean mierdas, no le digan eso a sus amigues deprimides.

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La depresión se manifiesta en grados y con síntomas distintos para cada quien. …

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Season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race starts today and I can’t wait to see the new queens. Drag Race has become my source of entertainment for 7 of these 10 years it’s been on air.

As a Mexican straight girl, RPDR has spoken to me about femininity, it has raised questions of what it is to be a woman, about the performance of gender and its fluidity. Drag Race has made me reconcile with stereotypical femininity, make up and dress up, when, for years, I misogynistically rejected those elements because they were associated with certain kind of women. …

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I have been a fan of Aziz Ansari’s work since he was cast as Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation. Then when he created his Netflix show Master of None, I was blown away by the cultural diversity of its cast and its sensibility towards gender issues. Aziz Ansari is a muslim Indian-American who relies on his unique point of view as the rebellious thirty something son of immigrants who are traditional. He came as a breath of fresh air in a sea of white male misogynistic stand up comedians. …

Este es un ensayo que escribí para una clase de periodismo en la carrera de Comunicación Pública. Tenía que responder cuál era mi relación con el periodismo y cómo lo consumía. Lo publico ahora porque en la época del Fake News, necesitamos más que nunca volver al periodismo, recordar por qué es importante y cómo nos atraviesa.

2 de septiembre del 2015

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame. — Virginia Woolf

Mi relación con el periodismo ha tenido periodos distintos. Soy de esas últimas generaciones que vivieron los dos mundos. …

Dear Jack,

I don’t know you and you don’t know me. We are united through our love of Twitter. On your platform, I’ve found love, three times. I’ve found users that I can call friends. I’ve found 3 different amazing jobs. I love Twitter and the endless possibilities for change it brings.

But my love of Twitter has been tainted with harassment. Over the past few days my account has been a target of troll networks that attack women, specifically feminists. I have received horrible DMs, with snuff images that can make you have nightmares.

My space, my safe space…

“Who sings this song? Do you remember who sings this song? Your mother used to love it”. He drives slowly when he’s playing music for me. It’s always 80’s music, mid-90’s. It’s always something with a bass line that shows it’s at least 25 years old.

“It’s Hall and Oates. Play me something a little harder to guess”. “Maneater” plays in the background while my father drives. I look at him and don’t see much of him in myself. Except maybe his long fingers and his small eyes.

He changes the song. I’m having a hard time recognizing this one…

Ana Gé

Todavía estoy viva, que es ganancia. Feminista, pocha, intensa, caminante. GDL || MX

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