Adriana Camarena


Adriana Camarena is a Mexican writer, researcher, and activist living in San Francisco. Since moving to the Mission District in 2008, she has documented the stories of the neighborhood’s traditional residents. Her project Unsettlers: Migrants, Homies, and Mammas in the Mission District of San Francisco, relies on a number of storytelling media to collect personal narratives and the sense of place of this former working class and gentrified neighborhood. 

This merits a response

A response to the “Take This Hammer” exhibit
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This merits a response

First: Gentrify my love.

“You haven’t seen it? Wait, you have to see it.” We interrupt our regular Pigeon Palace weekly co-op meeting to break into a “Google Google Apps Apps” viewing party. It’s 2013 and bodacious queens scurry across a screen in my top floor rent-controlled apartment in the Mission to the dance beat of “gringa gringa apps apps” with punctuating bellows of “I just wanna wanna be WHITE!”

A Message from Favianna Rodriguez

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