Tatiana Barona, also known as Tatiana de la Tierra, was a Latina lesbian activist, artist, writer, and librarian. Born in
Colombia in 1961, she immigrated with her family to the United States in 1969. Tatiana was an early pioneer of self-published
'zines that centered on issues of Latina lesbians. This collection contains her personal papers, including correspondence,
manuscripts, photographs, serials, ephemera, and audio materials as well as subject files and records related to her professional
career as a writer, editor, and librarian.
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Born in Villavicencio, Colombia, and raised in Miami, Florida, Tatiana de la Tierra was a bicultural writer whose work focused
on identity, sexuality, and South American memory and reality. She completed a master of fine arts in creative writing from
the University of Texas at El Paso and a master of library science from SUNY Buffalo. Tatiana was a founder, editor, and contributor
to the Latina lesbian publications Esto No Tiene Nombre, Conmoción, and La Telaraña. She is the author of For the Hard Ones:
A Lesbian Phenomenology / Para las Duras: Una Fenomenología Lesbiana and the chapbooks Porcupine Love and Other Tales from
My Papaya and Píntame Una Mujer Peligrosa. She passed away in her Long Beach, California, home in July 2012.
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