tatiana de la tierra
Latina writer and activist
tatiana de la tierra (May 14, 1961– July 31, 2012) was a Colombia-born Latina lesbian writer and creator of the first international Latina lesbian magazine Esto no tiene nombre.
- I dreaded those public moments that highlighted the fact that I was a foreigner. Sometimes I sat at my desk, plotting my revenge. I would master the English language. I would infiltrate the gringo culture without letting on that I was a traitor. I would battle in their tongue and make them stumble. I would cut out their souls and leave them on the shore to be pecked on by vultures.
- On attending school after she immigrated with her family from Colombia to the United States in “tatiana de la tierra” (Making Queer History; 2019 May 14)
- the early days of esto no tiene nombre were the happiest time in my life. I had a vision, I had hope, and I was not alone. There was a lot of love going around then — sexual love, spiritual love, friendship love, literature love, publishing love. Perfect love.
- On her time working for the lesbian magazine esto no tiene nombre (as quoted in “Celebrating Tatiana De La Tierra And The Latina Lesbian Zine Culture Of The '90s” in Bust Magazine)
- Crying is bullshit. In a certain way, everything fits. When you’re alive, you fit. You may not fit within certain particulars, but that’s when you self-publish. That’s the good thing about today…
- On her advice to writers who might feel they do not fit a particular mold in the interview “She Does It Her Way: tatiana de la tierra” in La Bloga (2010 Aug 1)