Laura Luna

Aug 08, 11 Laura Luna

City you live in:
Los Angeles, CA in body and Mexico, DF in my dreams.

All of the above but my favorite is speaking Spanglish when I’m with my amigas because it’s automatic for all of us. It is the language of love/friendship between us.

Favorite Latin food you can’t live without:
OMG can I say EVERYTHING?! Ok, let me narrow it down: my mami’s chorizo y papas con huevo, my amiga Karla’s veggie quesadillas, & the queso con loroco pupusas from Sarita’s Pupuseria at Grand Central Market in LA.

What is your Latina contradiction?
I don’t cook Mexican food very well. I can sure follow a recipe, but mi Mami wouldn’t let me in the kitchen while she was cooking, she wanted me to focus on my homework, so I missed the part of growing up when you learn how to put sazon in your cooking.

When you think of Latin culture, what are the first words you think of?
PASSION. I feel that we’re so very passionate about everything– things and people we love, cooking, sports, politics, it’s all done with PASSION.

What is your ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
My family comes from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. VIVA las CHIVAS!

Latina? American? Both?
Xicana. “A Chicano lives in the space between the hyphen in Mexican-American” – J. Bruce-Novoa

Favorite Latin artist or music?
I’m very much into visual and performance art, so it’s VERY hard to narrow it down to one. Frida Kahlo was/is very instrumental in shaping my identity as a queer Xicana. I also love Tejana multi-disciplinary artist Adelina Anthony, bay area burlesque performer La Chica Boom, Tejana playwright Virginia Grise, LA visual artist Alma Lopez and performance artists Butchlalis de Panochtitlan.

iPhone or BlackBerry?
Android, but thinking on cheating on Android with iPhone.

How do you describe your style?
Vintage inspired glamor & glitter. My style is very much inspired by pin ups of the past and the gay men who always reminded me that “more is MORE”.

What is your favorite Latin restaurant?
Mexico Lindo in Ontario, CA. I grew up in Ontario and my mami used to take us there as a “treat” when we were little. The waitress, Lety, knew us by name and it just felt so special going there. It’s my favorite more for that emotional value than anything else. Now that I live in Los Angeles I can tell you that the tastiest Mexican food you can find is usually made by a taco truck/table vendors.

What media in English and/or Spanish do you prefer/consume, as in what magazines, newspapers, TV shows, etc?
For the most part, I tend to gravitate towards English media, unless of course, I’m watching Futbol. Futbol must ALWAYS be watched in Spanish, it’s like the law, because who can really resist the guy who yells “goooooooalllllllllllllllllllll?”

[name]Laura Luna[/name]
[description]I feel that we’re so very passionate about everything– things and people we love, cooking, sports, politics, it’s all done with PASSION.[/description]

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