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My parents have always been there for me, loved me, together as a team. My
sibling have taught me lessons from their own experiences.
Without them I wouldn't be the bad dads queer Xingona I am today.
'I'm fighting for my family, fighting for my community.
"It is a waste of time." Why do something for someone who won't do something for you?"
"What are you getting out of this"
I'm always comfronted with these questions and statements.
To to which I respond,
"I do it because I didn't have the privilege of the government, society, or economics being in my favor. I do this because in want the next generation to be educated and un afraid. I do it because it's my duty."
i don't know where this path will take me in life. I don't know how close the end is. But what I do know is that I would have never become this person if I lived in a more privileged neighborhood. And I thank the city of Angels before this
A Mi Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles.
Original artwork featured in our Art Block Zine; Volume 2, Issue 1: "City of Angels." Get a copy of "City of Angles" now in our web store!
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