The clarity in opacity; the bright light in an ocean of darkness.
Join me in the piercing the veil of popular culture. In this space, the Beautiful Pencil celebrates tradition, joy, insight, and innovation--all forms of dressing and redressing the norms that shape our lives. The ones we take for granted--these are the most nefarious.
A formerly-gifted millenial, I traced white supremacy to its roots. I am a multi-hyphenated Harvard-lawyer, critical-race-theorist, Stanford-historian, Occidental-transfer, naturalist, poet, writer, creative-director, performer, event-programmer, interpreter, translator, gardener, dog-trainer, marble-floor-polisher, retail-worker, and union-organizer.
Raised on the borderlands, my multiculturalism is rooted in transnationalism. I express solidarity with artists in struggle across the globe. I gaze deeply into the white supremacy disseminated throughout so-called Latin America.
Ask me about Colombian food, history, and culture. I am a feminist kill-joy.