Because of the effectiveness and duration of the

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pages. Because of the effectiveness and duration of the poetry, along with the ability to hear emotion and not just interpret it, the videos were easiest tool with which I could build rapport. The readings however, did provide a solid basis of understanding where I could underline and reflect on the text as well as explore the literature for a better understanding of the author’s motif. For example, when Martinez explains his experiences growing up with gender divide and homosexuality, and how it varies among cultures in El Salvador and those in America. Those personal experiences are vital to understanding his interpretation of what it is to be oppressed as a person of the LBGTQ community and how he defines his own gender using cultural backgrounds: “Since both forms of homosexuality are limiting and perpetuate violent forms of oppression, I must create a queerness through my daily practices that draws from the most transformative in both while challenging the most repressive in
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