1.How do you define the Tijuana-San Diego region?
It is a binational region in constant movement where people go north and south and vice versa. It is eclectic, open, in constant change and full of contrasts. It is a region that still no politician has been able to understand fully as an important binational region.
2. How do you define your own work?
Our creative work was born from introspection and the vulnerable moments where we miss a step, fall, we get up, we clean our legs, and we continue going forward. Our character talks about the interior work that women go through and we express this through poetry, prose, and illustrations that can be found in our website.
3. How is the geographical context of the Tijuana-San Diego region reflected in your work?
We try to make Señorita Lechuga a character that is not set in a specific place because the things that happen to her, a woman in the 21’st century, are the same things that all women go through in the 21’st century. Our character talks about machismo, inequality, gender violence, but also about the beauty of daily life like love, poetry and friendship.
I declare myself a lettuce. Fresh, and sometimes too green (unripe), without ears to hear the foolish words of others. Me, born in Tijuana. A city found between ocean and land, like the seals. Me, of all women. Me, that dreams of studying an M.A. in Literature at NYU. Me, with the hands full of freckles. Me, in this particular space. Me, in love and at the same time elusive. Me, booklover. Me, trapped, circular and mute. Me, friend of my fiends, with broad hips and a perpetual relationship with love.