Seven Steps to Coming Out as an Unapologetic Xingonx Incest Survivor
Become firmly grounded in this knowledge:
YOU ALREADY SURVIVED THE WORST!
Remove your physical body from the protect your family even when your
doesn’t value your right to safety abyss.
This may require several attempts
Trust your feet.
Trust your intuition.
Trust the spirits.
Build a household in
The Borderlands: Brown Child, Sexual Abuse Survivor Edition.
Freely exist in this grim multiverse.
Become void of time, live outside of certainty
you’re releasing every pre-existing notion of reality.
Delicious post-PTSD lucidity is exclusively accessible in
the Unrelenting Heat and Ice Storms epilogue portion of said frontera.
You will em(body) simultaneous
rageshame and unapologetic survivorship.
If you hold these feelings tenderly
becoming the self::parent you needed in
childhood becomes a cinch.
Abandon all hope to live a ‘normal life’.
Normal = silence
Your silence ≠ healing
Become disciplined in the art of forever remembering your
After the mess comes the light.
obscured heartaches and shame
compile themselves into a slideshow of betrayals.
You will bleed
this will save your life
Praxis makes perfect.
nighttime phantasy about my phantom penis
ride hard, easy rider
i keep hxr.
a transitory loneliness.
Do i think if i cry,
aren’t we the chosen people?
into this unit,
like a slippery slope
i unravel, reveal
a soft head.
walk on water,
i hear hym say.
Mikaela Miguel (pronounced mee-KY-el-ah mee-gual) is a Two-Spirit Shamxn, Activist and Creator whose gender is an amalgamation of radical Trans and Xicanx cultura. In 2015 they alchemized Ihiyotl, a decolonized community healing practice centering the emotional needs of QTPoC & trauma survivors. Mikaela’s work at Ihiyotl is grounded in their belief liberation is only possible when the entire Self is engaged. Mikaela began disassembling the heteropatriarchy in 2017 via the Trans is Magick Collective, a Trans PoC lead art collective building visibility and resilience through celebration.
Peep them smoking mugwort & predicting the future in occupied Lenape territory, commonly known as New York City.