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Poetry Response to “Nao Bustamante’s “Bad-Girl” Aesthetics,” In Performing Mexicanidad –


The body serves as an unspoken language, a way to communicate feelings and thoughts.

Non-conforming, radicalized, screaming and begging for some kind of change.

The worst part of it all?

Only those who choose to listen to our bodies can hear the pain, the sadness, the joy, and the yearning for more.

Posing our bodies against the backgrounds of our lives, using risque and scandalous art in order to induce some reaction, any reaction.


To get the viewer, the observer, the individual critiquing it to read much further than first glance.

We perform, dramaturgically, our ways through life, through controversies, and through injustices.

Who chooses to appreciate this art, to dig deeper?

That is up to you.