Transgender Women in Puerto Rico Featured in New Documentary

“Their film, titled MALA MALA, documents the struggle, the dreams, and the successes of these brave individuals.” …. exploring the world pf Puerto Rican trans and drag communities!!

Repeating Islands

Our good friends Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini have spent the last few months exploring the world of the Puerto Rican trans and drag communities, Joseph Pedro reports in Passport Blogs.

Their film, titled MALA MALA, documents the struggle, the dreams, and the successes of these brave individuals. Since the project’s inception, it has  galvanized thousands of supporters through social media and online outlets, with many viewers suggesting that the film will blossom into a contemporary Latin documentary in the vein of the 1990 Paris is Burning.

“Transsexualism and drag performance defy the binary most accept as their standard, while acting as a channel to express (and inhabit) one’s individuality. Conventions are broken when men apply lashes, wigs, and dresses. Prevailing ideas of gender are turned on their head during the transitional process of a transgendered person. And yet as ‘other’ as transsexualism seems to some, it’s reflective of the…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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