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my god. 🙏

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Feb 17Liked by Bailey Richardson

THIS. This is why substack is on the leading edge currently. What an amazing amazing story. Thank you for sharing this!

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Feb 17Liked by Bailey Richardson

Incredible piece. Thank you.

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Thank you for sharing "Paloma Negra"

"mis ojos se mueren sin mirar tus ojos.." and that voice!

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Feb 17Liked by Bailey Richardson

This was beautiful, Bailey! Chavela is one of my all time favorite ranchera singers. She has always been such a grand force of strength for me.

“¡Los mexicanos nacemos donde nos da la rechingada gana!” -Chavela Vargas

(We Mexicans are born wherever we f*#@ing want to be born.)

We claim her and she claimed us! Por vida ❤️

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Feb 16Liked by Bailey Richardson

It's so astonishing how these singular loves (sometimes only lived out for a brief time) can then take up an entire lifetime.

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Feb 16Liked by Bailey Richardson

So wild to be discovering Chavela for the first time - years after reading biographies on Frida and visiting Casa Azul etc. I always loved that photo of Frida laughing but never knew who was with her… such joy exudes from them both ♥️ I remember seeing a number of Xoloitzcuintles when visiting Mexico City (especially in Coyoacán!)

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She seems to occupy the same niche in Latin American music that Ma Rainey (another cross-dressing lesbian) occupies in the history of American blues.

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Feb 16Liked by Bailey Richardson

Incredible. What a life, with so much grief. I love seeing all the photos and videos too. These recent Art Dog posts are like little documentaries. Love em.

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Feb 16Liked by Bailey Richardson

Agh so tender and moving. And informative! Those photos with the xolos ❤️

I'd forgotten how beautifully shot Frida is (doff of the cap to DoP Rodrigo Prieto). One to return to. Funny you mention 'Paloma Negra'. I was chatting someone on here about it earlier in the week.

I love this line:

“Y aunque te amo con locura, ya no vuelvas.” [And even though I love you madly, don't come back.]

Can’t wait to use it.

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Feb 16Liked by Bailey Richardson

Thank you for bringing this amazing woman to our attention. Your posts are one of the few I look really look forward to

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Fabulous. Thank you.

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What a wonderful woman! Thank you for this.

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Yes! Fabulous!!!!!

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