What it’s like to grow up queer and Purepecha

Alejandra Zamora always knew she was different. Zamora grew up in the Coachella Valley and is a member of the indigenous Purépecha community, a fervently Catholic indigenous group originally from Michoacán, Mexico. It was not an easy environment to be a queer teenager. Now 24 and an aspiring lawyer, Zamora is a community activist championing support for local LGBTQ and immigrant youth. “Be confident about who you are, no matter how many hurtful things you go through. If you remain in the shadows nothing will change.” Read the story at Coachella Unincorporated.

 

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