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“Full of humor and heart—the oral histories collected here speak of exilio and gentrification, bad tricks and forever friendships, hoped for memories and forgotten utopias.This is queer latinidad in all of her salty glory, spilling tales wrapped in glitter and grime, urgent stories that capture your spirit and don’t let go.This book is a must-read for anyone interested in real-world accounts of the quotidian cruel- ties and unexpected pleasures of immigrant latin@ queers remaking community, sex, politics, cultura, and themselves.”
Juana María Rodríguez, author of Queer Latinidad
“¡Cuéntamelo! is as wonderful to read as it is, to my mind, essential history. Juliana Delgado Lopera has done for San Francisco, and the country as a whole, a crucial service in compiling these remarkable individual narratives told with humor, intensity, heartache, and sorrow. Only a great listener could collect stories this powerful, this detailed. Taken together they tell an incredibly varied, and at the same time, universal story of resilience against the longest possible odds.”
Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love
“A remarkable archive filled with the oral histories of transformistas, chic@s,locas,y mujeres that emigrated in the 1980s from Latinoamérica. Disrupting normative notions of “pride,” these chic@s reveal the complexities that collaborate against them and emphatically refuse marginalization through performance and community.Their stories will expand the hearts of every reader who is willing to let them speak for themselves.”
La Chica Boom, Performance Artist