Life and Times of Butch Dykes Issue 1, Vol 1: Chavela Vargas, The

The Life and Times of Butch Dykes Issue 1, Vol 1: Chavela Vargas

by Eloisa Aquino and B&D Press

The Life and Times of Butch Dykes is B&D Press series of fanzines about the lives and times of amazing women who could be considered icons against heteronormativity, in their very personal and unique ways. They're from different places/spaces and yet have as a common ground the fact that they're all accomplished creators, in work and life. They were and are brave people who tried to be authentic and faithful to what they perceived as their true identity. In issue 1, volume 1, they look at Mexico-based (by way of Costa Rica) Ranchera singer Chavela Vargas (who you might've seen singing the haunting "La  Llorona" in the Frida Kahlo bio-pic, Frida, as well as a number of Pedro Almodóvar's films.)