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Mateo Parra - Oral History Interview Pt 2 (1 hour)

Mateo Parra - Oral History Interview Pt 2 (1 hour)

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2009 interview w/ Mateo abt riot grrrl, zines. Topics: zines, decos, friendship books, his zines Casa de los Trucos, Chicken Soup for the Transsexual Soul, and Doing Maria; about being a queer Latino; his unpublished book manuscript The Evolution of My Spine, the Southern Girls Convention (he was one of the organizers in 1999 in Memphis, TN), queer punk, & the lack of support by local male hardcore punk scene, talks abt doing drag king for the first time & how important that was for his identity, stories about bands at SGC like Pagan Holiday, Red Monkey, Drag Attack Caberet; talks about riot grrrl bands Team Dresch, Heavens to Betsy, and Tsunami (including a great story abt Jenny Toomey giving him the names of other girls in Miami who were writing her too), "I love every thing Kathleen Hanna has ever done"; why staying in the South was important to him "who didn't want to move to Olympia?", selling his Sassy magazine collection, self medicating to survive and deal with abuse.