Forked-Tongues, Muzzles, Roars: Hearing Feminism at La QueBuena Radio

Date / Time

October 26, 2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


SSB 1700


Full event details and registration.

Join the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center for a talk by Dr. Esther Díaz Martín on the testimonio and on-air gordibuena politics of Marlene Quinto, aka Marlene 13, La Vozalona, La Bosales, La Marleona/Lioness, and one of the most recognizable voices of L.A. radio station La QueBuena.

Marlene’s defiant feminist voice personifying the intersection of chola and immigrant deviancy is the instrument that carried her in an epic-like journey from poverty to celebrity status in nationally syndicated Spanish-language morning radio. Aside from amplifying her life-history testimonio, centered in the West Coast musical imaginary where banda meets hip-hop, this talk will explore the sounded, tongued, and vocalizations that articulate her particular anti-machista politics to theorize her femme-centered desmadre sound and gordibuena politics that merge social media, the visual regime of heteronormativity, and shock-femme radio deviancy.

Food, safety and accessibility:

  • Masks are required.
  • Boxed lunches will be available for takeaway. Attendees may not eat inside the event space.
  • Building and suite accessibility info is available on our website.

Please contact us with any questions or access requests: or 312-413-1025.

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