‘La Borinqueña’ …. “🇵🇷 DECOLONIZING AND INDIGENIZING THE UNIVERSE OF COMICS 🇵🇷 …. “!!


~~June 11, 2019~~

LA BORINQUEñA

Ever since I found out about this project from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, I’ve been following it closely.

There’s a Facebook Page which chronicles the origins, the progress and the success of his endeavor.

I have my own copies of this comic book series and it’s quite amazing to learn the history of my country this way.

Edgardo began and has continued presentations in Puerto Rico and many cities of the states.

A younger generation representative, presenting the history of Puerto Rico in an unique format, never before explored in this fashion.

He’s a Boricua Pride!

HortyRex©

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La Borinqueña’s origin story links the character to a Taíno specific history of not only resistance, but also resilience; those who stood up against the Spaniards, like Cacique Mabodamaca. They didn’t just let the colonizers take over. La Borinqueña’s story is a continuation of that narrative.

Graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, looking to change this status quo, decided to reach back to his own Taíno heritage from Puerto Rico in order to create a new kind of hero for his people and beyond: one whose powers and values come from a decidedly Indigenous foundation.

At least 70 percent of Puerto Ricans today are, in part, of Taíno descent, long affirmed by community systems and family lore across their island.’

‘The U.S. government-installed public education system, however, sought from its beginnings to counter that understanding. Indoctrinating a century’s worth of its territorial subjects in a stance that, contrary to their own oral histories, the Taíno people had actually been wiped out centuries ago, this curriculum asserted that Puerto Ricans therefore had no rightful Indigenous, historic claim over their colonized lands.

Those who resisted, remaining steadfast in a Taíno-centered identity despite enduring marginalization for doing so, have been officially vindicated by recent advances in DNA testing that can not only confirm Amerindian ancestry, but actually pinpoint Taíno-specific gene markers distinct from other Native populations across the Americas.

It is from this long suppressed history that La Borinqueña was born.’

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez

La Borinqueña is a Puerto Rican superhero who is Indigenous to Borikén – the original Taíno name for Puerto Rico, meaning “land of the noble people.” This comic is rooted in that history, of the Taínos. Like most Puerto Ricans today, she has both Indigenous and African ancestors; being what some would call an “Afro-Taína.” I also wanted a character that was unapologetically patriotic, and “La Borinqueña” is the name of Puerto Rico’s first national anthem, written by Lola Rodriguez de Tió.

~THE FULL ARTICLE INCLUDED HERE~

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/la-borinquena-decolonizing-and-indigenizing-universe?fbclid=IwAR1ksbZmbtzDeUPxAcTGdtktK1Q1oesGX8URC3SeWFDI2Q243-SYZW9L0Yc

“I’ll continue publishing a new book in this series every year and a half; next in June 2020. I’m doing this all myself, without the resources of a Marvel or a Disney to publish more frequently.

This series is primarily about connecting my activism to my love of comics, so instead of focusing energy around, say, making a movie, what I’m trying to create is a movement.”

Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez

La Borinqueña by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

~~Published on Sep 28, 2016~~

Take a look at La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez, the Puerto-Rican comic book you’ve been waiting for

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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/LaBorinquenaComics/

La Borinqueña Twitter Feed

https://twitter.com/MrEdgardoNYC

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About Dr. Rex

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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