Growing Up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami
Microcosm Publishing, 9781621061014, 96pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
List Price: 9.95*
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"Framing day-to-day survival as its own legitimate teenage revolution, Cristy C. Road delivers boldly illustrated pages about her adolescence in West Miami." --Bust In her Miami high school, Cristy Road valiantly tried to figure out and defend her queer gender identity, Cuban cultural roots, punk-rock nature, and mortality. Through her writing and illustrations, Cristy reminds us of the strength and ability of punk youth to address realities like rape, homophobia, and misogyny in this gritty coming-of-age memoir. Road's headlong story of growing up gives a voice to every frustrated 15-year-old girl under fire from her peers for being queer, butch, punk, or different.
About the Author
Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist and writer who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is the publisher of Greenzine--a fanzine that was originally devoted to the punk-rock group Green Day--and the author of Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, Spit and Passion, and Bad Habits: A Love Story.