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I’m Coming Out, Yo Soy Enchaquirado, That Means “Two-Spirit” Where I Come From

I wake up in a dream. It takes me to the sea. I spread my body like a starfish right on the beach. Chawis fly across the sky. Crabs glow red under the hot sun. Then – I hear someone whistle in the distance. I get … Continue reading

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Two Spirits People Are Sacred and Beautiful

“When I was a little boy, I knew something was different about me. I liked boys but I was scared of what people would say.” -Anonymous Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people go through this thought process of confusion, … Continue reading

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Did They Really Take the “Indian” Out of Us?

Did the Spanish take the “Indio” out of my ancestors? Did they think that intimidating us into cultural assimilation would make us forget about our roots? Four hundred and eighty years of colonialism meant nothing to the Wankavilka people in Santa Elena, Ecuador. … Continue reading

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