TEATRO QPOC 2013 offered several Tatiana de la Tierra Fellowships that helped to reduce or cover the cost of the entire residency fee. It was a small way for us to honor one of the original qpoc artists who made the space of "Teatro Q" possible back in 2007. We thank her mother, Fabiola Restrepo, for allowing us to place this fellowship in her daughter's name. Tatiana de la Tierra-presente!
Was sweet and loving and content.
Emigrated to Mayami, Florida in 1969.
Became an angry girl soon thereafter.
Became a rock’n’roller and a pothead.
Graduated from South Dade Senior High, Homestead, Florida in 1979.
Became a hippie.
Graduated from Miami-Dade Community College with an Associate in Arts in 1981.
Fell in love with a wild woman.
Became a wild woman.
Graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in 1984.
Became a man-hating lesbian.
Became a massage therapist.
Became a pawnbroker.
Became a gypsy.
Became a combat femme.
Became an editor.
Became an activist.
Became a salsera.
Became a hedonist.
Became a writer.
Became a citizen of the United States of America in 1995.
Was still pissed off.
Graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 1999.
Became a teacher.
Became a writer with credentials.
Became a pornographer.
Graduated from University at Buffalo with a Masters in Library Science in 2000.
Became a librarian.
And the moral of this story is: One angry girl can become whatever the fuck she wants.
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