ON BEING A DIFFICULT WOMAN: ROXANE GAY, SALMA HAYEK, JESSICA WILLIAMS, AND RADICAL DISCOMFORT

For Aster(ix) Journal:

But that’s not entirely true. Because no matter how much wealth or privilege I come from, there will always be someone who will use my Latina body against me, whose eyes will shine from the assumptions contained in my skin. Sometimes, I change my posture when confronted with that kind of stare. I try to counter any assumptions with a smile. But some days, I don’t care and play into the stereotype, flashing my hardest “What?!” face to friend and foe alike.

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