Myriam Gurba

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.'

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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.

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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

The Occupational Hazards of Sex

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Storyteller Brontez Purnell talks about fishing, libertarians, and the erotic adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

From Tasteful Rude
On December 17, 2020

A Nation of Kevins: Home Alone Again… And Again

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I grew up during the 80s, in a household so Mexican a statue of Mictlantecuhtli sat on the mantle, and this environment made Hughes’s films matter to us in ways they didn’t for our peers. The movies gave assimilationist lessons, transmitting important cultural information to my brother, sister, and me. We relied on these films to teach us what white Americans expected of us.

From Tasteful Rude
On December 11, 2020

A Letter From Tasteful Rude Editor Myriam Gurba

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Myriam Gurba introduces Tasteful Rude: sharp-fanged criticism on art, literature, celebrity, and politics that eschews the white cishet male gaze in favor of every other gaze.

From Tasteful Rude
On December 11, 2020