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I'm a Wild Seed

by Sharon Lee De La Cruz

I'm a Wild Seed Synopsis

A collection of lively autobiographical comics guiding the reader through an understanding of queerness and what it means to one woman of color. In this delightfully compelling full-color graphic memoir, the author shares her process of undoing the effects of a patriarchal, colonial society on her self-image, her sexuality, and her concept of freedom. Reflecting on the ways in which oppression was the cause for her late bloom into queerness, we are invited to discover people and things in the author's life that helped shape and inform her LGBTQ identity. And we come to an understanding of her holistic definition of queerness.

I'm a Wild Seed Press Reviews

This potent memoir assuredly navigates the complicated intersections of identity. . . . The author not only explores how her queer identity formed, but also how the intersection of her other identities-for example, race and gender-compounded the struggles she experienced. -Kirkus Reviews De La Cruz's limber, playful debut collection takes on intersectional identity and is informed by her experiences growing up as an androgynous, Xena-loving, Puerto Rican-Dominican Black girl. . . . the wit and exuberance found here marks her as a worthy new artist. -Publishers Weekly Anyone out there feeling like they are alone in their struggle may find a kindred spirit in De La Cruz's telling of her own journey. -Booklist De La Cruz's work distinguishes itself from other memoirs in her recognition of how internalized stereotypes can stand in the way of self-acceptance. -School Library Journal Sharon is the real deal. Enormously talented, smart, and honest. This is the book I've always wished for, and now that it's here, I never want it to end. -Nicole J. Georges, Author of Fetch and Calling Dr. Laura Captures all the internal screaming, dizzying uncertainty, and the powerful, vivid joy of discovering your personal place in queer history. -Maggie Thrash, Author of Honor Girl Gorgeous, fun to read, and full of truth. -Liana Finck, Author of Passing for Human An absolutely genuine and personal look into intersectionality. Sharon has lovingly brought Blackness and queerness to the front, which is what we need right now. -Robyn Smith, Author of The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town Full of life and heart and light. As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, offering a deeply empathetic graphic manual for our time. -Kristen Radke, Author of Imagine Wanting Only This Love is love, live your most authentic life and let others live theirs is Sharon Lee De La Cruz's underlying message. -Tracy White, Author of How I Made it to Eighteen A sweet and spirited memoir about navigating, understanding, and ultimately celebrating the many facets of one's identity. -Whit Taylor, Author of Ghost Stories

Book Information

ISBN: 9781951491055
Publication date: 29th April 2021
Author: Sharon Lee De La Cruz
Publisher: Street Noise Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage), Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage),

About Sharon Lee De La Cruz

Sharon Lee De La Cruz is an artist and activist whose work ranges from comics, graffiti, and public art murals to interactive sculptures, animation and coding. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union, is a Fulbright scholar, and obtained her master's degree at NYU's ITP program (Interactive Telecommunications Program). Sharon considers her work to be in the intersection of tech, art, and social justice. She lives in New York City.

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