Borjas was known for advocating for trans women in prison, those in need of housing, legal representation, and healthcare. She was also beloved for keeping her community together.
There's something sinister hiding behind the cuteness.
"I took on the challenge of studying my father and his condition by photographing his daily endeavors."
For her latest exhibition, artist Melanie Gonzalez merged Renaissance-style Biblical glamour with the look and feel of her native Bronx.
When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
The show is curated by young posh mestiza artists who draw inspiration from the roots and rituals of the borderland experience, Chicana artists of the 70s, and the guy who does the astrology predictions on the Univison channel.