Cha Cha Chapina

Poeta. Mujer Feroz y Atrevida. Educator. Survivor. Neurodiverse. Two-spirit Central American super hero learning to save herself first. Education as the practice of freedom.


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anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. it feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts. you get a knot in your stomach and you can’t take a full breath but outwardly you can literally just sit there and look completely normal as long as no one tries to speak to you.

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This happened to my computer for no reason. Thank the heavens I was able to restart it and didn’t seem to loose anything. Time to buy a new external hard drive for back up cause mine doesn’t want to work. I reformatted it y nada. #cyborgproblems

"The female orgasm- bet you can’t just have one"


I built this with my own bare hands. #handyfemme

A perfect day for a swing.

Lorenzo Herrera Y Lozano with Marvin K. White making Chicano And Black history together has never been hotter.

Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano reading from the lesbian bible at his book release for Amorcito Maricón.


My illustration for Love of My Life: A Love Letter to the Girl Power in 90s Hip Hip and R&B by the wonderful Shanice! This is a really great article, v. good read. 

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Pensaba en él sin quererlo, y cuanto más pensaba en él más rabia le daba, y cuanto más rabia le daba más pensaba en él
El amor en los tiempos del cólera. Gabriel García Márquez (via encadenadaalanima)

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Intimacy builds worlds; it creates spaces and usurps places meant for other kinds of relation. Its potential failure to stabilize closeness always haunts its persistent activity, making the very attachments deemed to buttress ‘a life’ seem in a state of constant if latent vulnerability. Even from this small cluster of examples and scenes it becomes clear that virtually no one knows how to do intimacy; that everyone feels expert about it (at least about other people’s disasters); and that mass fascination with the aggression, incoherence, vulnerability, and ambivalence at the scene of desire somehow escalates the demand for the traditional promise of intimate happiness to be fulfilled in everyone’s everyday life.
Lauren Berlant, “Intimacy: A Special Issue” (1998)

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¡Hasta siempre! (1927-∞)

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It was time when they both loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other moral trials, of course, but that no longer mattered: they were on the other shore.

Love in the Time of Cholera

RIP dear Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, whose words carried colors no one else’s ever did.

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