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I essentially just paid Flickr $30 to be reminded why I don’t ever need to go back to blonde.
My first book, which I have been working on for about seven years now, is called The Politics of Going Blonde. Officially, it is a dissertation on growing up in a cross-cultural home in 1990s America, when your family is very old world Mexican, and the moral dilemmas that ensue, such as the urge to bleach your dark hair blonde when your family believes that would be a mortal sin resulting in eternal damnation. My friends and editors have been dying for me to find photos of my blonde phase. I thought I had lost them all with the closing of my MySpace page, until now.
Unofficially, it is tortured poetry about the men who agonized me in my 20s. Something for everyone, I suppose.
Maui, Hawaii. July, 2006.

I essentially just paid Flickr $30 to be reminded why I don’t ever need to go back to blonde.

My first book, which I have been working on for about seven years now, is called The Politics of Going Blonde. Officially, it is a dissertation on growing up in a cross-cultural home in 1990s America, when your family is very old world Mexican, and the moral dilemmas that ensue, such as the urge to bleach your dark hair blonde when your family believes that would be a mortal sin resulting in eternal damnation. My friends and editors have been dying for me to find photos of my blonde phase. I thought I had lost them all with the closing of my MySpace page, until now.

Unofficially, it is tortured poetry about the men who agonized me in my 20s. Something for everyone, I suppose.

Maui, Hawaii. July, 2006.