Xicanx Power (2017)


Institutional pricing (libraries, universities, for use on tv/movies etc). Contact us for invoicing or a custom listing: $65

Jesus Barraza
12 x 12 inches
4-color, Handmade Screen Print on Chipboard
Printed in San Leandro, 2017

I've been thinking about the use of the X to decenter gender binaries in our language and to be inclusive of all people. Personally, I remember learning about the X in Xicano when I was in high school and felt empowered to express my indigenous ancestry. Later I learned how Xican@ could also include people outside of Mexico and was a way of embracing an indigenous worldview. I think that the inclusion of the X in Xicanx is another way to incorporate this indigenous worldview that doesn't conform to a gender binary that is either male or female. #xicanxart #xicanx

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