59 - La Superestrella
Before the word “superstar” became synonymous with any celebrity, the word meant only one thing: Warhol.
Holly Woodlawn, a Puerto Rican trans woman, was one of the original superstars, having starred in two of Warhol’s films.
Although her fame is shadowed by that of another one of Warhol’s superstars Candy Darling, she has to her credit the first instance where a trans woman was cast in the role of a cis woman in Warhol’s Trash.
In fact, people we so impressed with her performance that director George Cukor began a write-in campaign to have Woodlawn nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actress. Had the campaigned succeeded, she would have been the first openly trans* person nominated for a major film award, an honor currently held by fellow trans Latina, Harmony Santana.
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The name “Half and Halves” is derived from the same term used to describe Punjabi-Mexican individuals, typically offspring of Punjabi fathers and Mexican mothers. In the early 1900s, several hundred Punjabis immigrated as farmers to central California and came in contact with the communities of Mexican laborers. In addition to the commonality of family values, spicy-hot food, and zesty song and dance, what drew these communities together was that they were uniformly discriminated against by white society. Legislature forbidding Punjabi men from bringing wives from India and anti-miscegenation laws, which prohibited whites from marrying brown or black people, seeded familial liaisons between Punjabis and Mexicans. Not understanding what race these individuals belonged to, county clerks would simply write “brown” on marriage certificates for Punjabis and Mexicans, and thus began the integration of these two communites.

read more about the punjabi-mexican community here and here.


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