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Critique Essay Humanities Nonfiction Poetry Theory

Devotional? Crossings: Transgender Sex Workers, Santisima Muerte, and Spiritual Solidarity in Guadalajara and San Francisco

By Cymene Howe, Susanna Zaraysky, and Lois Ann Lorentzen, 2008

“In the early evening hours in the living room of a Guadalajara brothel, “Veronica,” a male-to-female transgender sex worker who plies her trade in both Mexico and the United States, rose from her chair to turn up the volume on the stereo. The song, “A quien le importa” (Who Cares?) sung by the Mexi- can pop diva Thalia, filled the room. Veronica explains that the song echoes the way that many transgender sex workers live their lives: on their own terms, despite condemnation.”

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