College - Author 1
College of Liberal Arts
Department - Author 1
World Languages and Cultures Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BA in Spanish
Karen Muñoz-Christian, College of Liberal Arts, World Languages and Cultures Department
This project is a collective piece of tangible material that is a product of my years of learning, listening, and witnessing the overlap between the depth of different Spanish-speaking and Latinx cultures, and the various identities within the LGBTQ+ community. Taking a critical lens on what I have learned as an anglo student at Cal Poly through the words of a language that is not mine, this project speaks to the many layers to which my love, fascination and dedication with the Spanish language and cultures have impacted my life. Essentially, this project is a love letter and encapsulation of the complexities of different diverse Latinx communities and an attempt to provide a space for those communities to continue being built and to unite.
With a focus on specific queer issues, art and news in Latinx groups, this website aims to provide a wide scope of interesting resources for those seeking help in school, life, love, culture, and with identity, all provided in Spanish. Oftentimes individuals holding intersectional identities (for instance, perhaps being a trans, Spanish-speaking, Afro-Latinx individual) may not have just one place to go to for all of their needs; whether that be for enjoyment, social support, or language familiarity, having a diverse place to enjoy and celebrate oneself is invaluable and deserves its own home. El Mundo del Amor is my best version of a contribution to these identities and communities that have filled the world with color and riches by remaining authentic.