Episode 10: Guera, Where You Going?

Based on the Beck song, “Que Onda Guero”, Kelly Shire’s musical essay (first published in Memoir Mixtapes) explores a young girl’s search for identity while working in a warehouse. Surrounded by men who have hired her because they thought she was white (not half-Mexican) and thought she would “class up the place”, she handles herself with grace, eventually discovering that she desires something more.

Here’s a link to the Beck song that inspired the essay.