The Joteria Chronicles is the newest production, by Xicano Sol, an Angelo writer and multimedia artist that explores the intersection of sexuality and Latino culture through his work.
He says, “Our stories deserve to be told and the New Year brings about a new opportunity to add to the Latino/a LGBT online series of the Joteria Chronicles. The Chronicles are a series of vignettes reflecting real life sessions during the time spent he spent as a counselor for LGBT youth and adults.
Joteria: A reclamation of the derogatory root word Joto which could roughly translated from Spanish to English as Queer. Current usage being used as a way to claim membership in both Raza and Gay communities.
So far, he has produced 16 original books that will probably be available for sale very soon as a collection. The work that he is doing is important because it creates a cultural resource and guide that was not available to our community before.
He has started a collection of playing cards that he also releases on a regular basis. He explains, “We’ve always seen things just a little differently than others. In our own private world, imagery takes on a new meaning. All is Queer through a lens of Joteria…” The following are just a few of the many cards that he has already produced.