Myriam Gurba

POCAS PERO LOCAS, EPISODE 3: “WASSUP, M’IJA?”

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After a gang unit stopped my 14 year old cousin for driving in a stolen hoopty, they took her to Eastlake Juvenile Hall and handed her over to a new abuser: a cop. This series is published in weekly installments and you are about to begin EPISODE III.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 1, 2021

POCAS PERO LOCAS, EPISODE 2: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE HOMIES’ SOUL

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PART TWO: “NO RESPECT!” In the summer of 1990, my 14-year-old prima traveled from city to country. Desiree took the same method of transportation my grandma Arcelia used to get from México to us, the bus, and by the time my cousin clambered aboard that northbound coach, a new family had secretly claimed her.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 27, 2021

Pocas Pero Locas: Two Chicana Primas Tell it Right

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Myriam Gurba writes about her cousin Desiree, female gangsters, cholas, Mexican bad asses with big hair, and the criminalization of survivors. Part one of three.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 18, 2021

Her Taste For Speed: Rachel Kushner’s ‘The Hard Crowd’

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The adult things that we covet shape the adults we become.

From Tasteful Rude
On April 28, 2021

Matt Gaetz: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Creep

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Most girls are hurt by ordinary men, mundane fuckers who often seem very 'nice' during their public-facing interactions.

From Tasteful Rude
On April 7, 2021

She’s Your Dyke Aunty

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There are children, and then there are campy children.

From Tasteful Rude
On March 26, 2021

Writing Ourselves Into Bed

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'It’s impossible to self-soothe in a bed built by someone who put you in a trash bag.'

From Tasteful Rude
On March 16, 2021

There Are No Pol(ICE) In The Future

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Alán Pelaez Lopez has visions of a Black queer future.

From Tasteful Rude
On March 2, 2021

No Daughter Should Live in Terror of Her Dad

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The only element that distinguishes Britney Spears' story from those of millions of American girls are her fame and wealth.

From Tasteful Rude
On February 11, 2021

David Brooks Is Dead Wrong on Reopening Schools

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The New York Times columnist fancies himself an expert on the education of Black and brown children.

From Tasteful Rude
On February 2, 2021

Don’t Call Me ‘Resilient’

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Not everyone forced to experience trauma is granted the privilege of surviving it.

From Tasteful Rude
On January 15, 2021

Fascism Goes To School

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Before Benito Mussolini became Italy’s fascist dictator, he worked as a schoolteacher.

From Tasteful Rude
On January 12, 2021

A Conversation With Hood Criatura’s féi hernandez

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'There is too much cumbia / too much Selena in my walk / too much Frank Ocean in my lovin' / too much storm in our summer kiss.'

From Tasteful Rude
On January 7, 2021

Hilaria Baldwin and The Perverse Myth of Reverse Body-Shaming

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On the weaponization of body positivity by Hilaria y las demás

From Tasteful Rude
On December 31, 2020

A Lingerie Stanifesto

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In defense of quotidian hoetry

From Tasteful Rude
On December 22, 2020