“[My dad] was definitely very misogynistic and homophobic.But I’m grateful for it now because it was a perfect embodiment of what I want to be far from. He kind of always wanted me to be a little mini him. He would like buy me everything he wore: Dickies, Cortez’s ,and white tees and he would try to train my hair back for the longest time. It didn’t work…I don’t know what the hell it was, vaseline in a hairnet?
We got into a fist fight when I was 17 and I ran away. When I was 19 I tried to make amends with him, to be civil. The first thing he said was, “why aren’t you wearing socks? You’re going to get sick. You should know better.” Apparently, he told my tia after I left, “don’t bring that faggot around here anymore.” So I have not spoken to him since I was 20, and I’m 34 now.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@dj_sadboy // Manny Rodriguez
DJ + Organizer of @noche_de_travesuras_la ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
photo by @devyngalindo for a piece titled ‘Cholx’ with @chicana_catwomxn featured in the Seduction issue ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Special thanks to @kodakprofessional