𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗝𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗔 𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗭 / 𝗣𝗮𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗮 𝗞𝘂𝗶𝗿
Alejandra Ortiz is a writer, researcher, and grassroots activist.
A Mexican trans woman with a history of marginalization and violence. Her history includes poverty and intrafamilial violence, sex work, use of drugs, having a refugee, and undocumented migrant experience among other intersections. Living in the Netherlands since 2015. Alejandra devotes her activism to the visibility of empowerment of marginalized communities as part of BIPOC orgs and collectives such as TNN, Trans United Europe,Trans Magazine, Amsterdam Pride, Melkweg Expo and her collective; Papaya Kuir among others. Her book De waarheid zal me bevrijden will be launched October 25th by Lebowski Publishers.
Papaya Kuir is a migrant and transfeminist Collective by and for the Latin American Trans and Queer diaspora in the Netherlands. They chose a name that re-introduces the use of the word ‘papaya’ (slang for female genitalia in several Latin American countries). ‘Kuir‘ as a sudaka corruption of the english word queer – a decolonial reclaiming of the language.