Catàleg general Salut sexual
Crossing the lines: Graphic (Life) narratives and co-laborative political transformations
ResumJaime Cortez’s graphic narrative Sexile (2004) illustrates and illuminates the transformation of Cuban maricón Jorge Antonio into the state-side transgender activist Adela Vázquez through actions ranging from the donning of flip flops with plastic daisies as part of a performance to escape military conscription to the crossing of international waters on a shrimp boat during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Published as part of the community education and outreach programs of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) in a book that literally flips between Spanish and English—a reader who has followed Adela’s narrative in English can turn the book over and take up Sexilio, a Spanish translation by Omar Baños of Adela’s experiences—Sexile delineates a line that challenges conventional expectations regarding gender identities and political interventions.
Autoria: TENSUAN, Theresa M.
- Any de publicació:
- [Honolulu] : University of Hawai'i Press
- Vol. 32, no. 1 (Winter 2009), p. 173-189