“‘Uno existe porque alguien mas piensa en nostros’”
Wrapping up season one of The Category Is…Mexico City, episode six “House Mother” pays homage to Mother Mendoza. She is a mother in every sense of the word. She ensures her House children have food, clothes, money to pay rent, helping provide their basic necessities. Mother Mendoza makes a point to lift her House children up under the belief that everyone in the house can advance toward their goals without ever needing to drag another down.
I believe many know the phrase, “queer people get to choose their families,” and I find that phrase interesting because the idea holds true across the globe. Queer people form families that negate the status quo, reject the nuclear family, and find happiness through their chosen families. I don’t know anything more beautiful than queer joy.
Episode six “House Mother” exemplifies the meaning of family. A family is a group of people who form a community of love, healing, accountability, change, and materialize endless possibilities of joy.