Mas Maiz

Clearly, The Fat Free Elotera has played a major role in last few corn related posts. And, just when you thought she was gone… she’s back. And she’s doing what she does best… dancing with the crew.

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AM I her or is she ME: The Chronicles of The Fat Free Elotera

The Fat Free Elotera is a (developing) character on Are You My Other? The Battle Between The Self and The Other, an ongoing self-portrait dialog exchange project, produced by myself (ME) and Philadelphia-based performance and installation artist Andria Morales (AM).  Through a series of weekly exchanged blog posts,  Andria and I publicly negate, deconstruct, and…

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Nuevos Compañeros 2

Please Check for updates, as I continue to add more to this post. Dianna Montano Dianna Montano is currently finishing her BFA in sculpture/ installation/ new media art at Colorado State Univeristy in Albuquerque, NM. When I found her Ay Chico (Lengua Afuera) Music Video, on youtube I immediately contacted her and asked her if…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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