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Minha filha! A Black Trans Daughterhood

August 13 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What happens when the work of love comes through navigating precarity?

My daughterhood was learning and trusting a mothering style that filled with meanings the absence, the landscape, the struggle. I couldn’t be mothered-protected from history, but I could learn to see my daughterhood in the seek-and-hiding from it. My girlhood was an imaginative-embodied space where running my little legs on the mud of northern Brazil without being caught in my girly motion was my favorite freedom game. At times, I drudged in the muddiness of daughterhood-motherhood. Allowing oneself to be the daughter of your own so that you can mother yourself, blurring boundaries, daughterring in order to open space for mothering. This is part of the story I want to share with you as we engage in this journey of remembering and living. Every time I would have hungry little eyes in the middle of the struggle, my mother would say “de mais longe a gente já veio” (from further we’ve come). Every time we stumble, it is healing to look back.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Trans Justice Funding Project and individual donors.


August 13
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Mexican American Cultural Center
600 River St.
Austin, 78701
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