Indulging in some much needed self love tonight.
This other girl I had a crush on, Antoinette, became my friend in 8th grade and I was always so smitten by her.
And our friendship really grew in high school.
I realized I was in love with her in 11th grade.
She was my first girlfriend. And even though our relationship was short lived, I learned a lot.
She’s one of the few people I still keep in contact with from high school.
And I still lover her very much and am proud of how far she has gone in life. She even has a daughter now. And is engaged to this seemingly nice girl(I’ve never met her).
Also, when we told our parents about our relationship they all freaked out and tried to separate us. So we attempted to run away together. Young love haha.
After watching Mosquita y Mari, I can’t help but to think back to my friendships with girls and how I secretly always had a crush on them. One of the first being this girl named Joanna.
We were in 7th grade.
She would come over to my house a lot.
And sometimes she would be mean to me but I realize now that we both had major crushes on each other. And I would always feel this urge to touch her, even if it was subtly. But I didn’t know it was a crush until later on, when I started questioning my sexuality.
And I remember just having this “Oh my god, I liked her” moment.
Black Egyptian excellence.
Why was Dreamworks one of the only ones who actually attempted to be historically accurate?
It’s genuinely depressing to think that some movies being made today are actually WORSE when it comes to representation than movies made years ago
One of my favorite movies. I went to a Christian school so since it was about a story in the bible I would always convince our teacher’s to play it so we could discuss the story after. When really I just got to watch my fav movie over and over
Aurora Guerrero: Why she kicks ass
- She is a filmmaker, LGBT director, and screenwriter from California, who describes as activist first and filmmaker second. She focuses on collaborative work with her communities creating art forms that offer opportunities for dialogue and education.
- In 2005 her short film "Pura Lengua" debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Her second short film, "Viernes Girl" won the 2005 HBO/New York International Latino Film Festival short film competition.
- In 2012, Guerrero made her feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival with Mosquita y Mari becoming the first Chicana filmmaker to debut a feature-length film who was also previously a Sundance Institute and Ford Foundation Fellow.
- The film tells the coming-of-age story of two teen Chicanas in Huntington Park, California who form a relationship ignited by sexual attraction. Guerrero describes an attraction to speaking about “actual violence within silence,” taboo subjects that are not easily spoken about between parents and children.
- Guerrero’s achievements led to a slot in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2006 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”