About Pat Alderete

Pat Alderete

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Pat Alderete writes about the beauty and brutality of varrio life, rendering the complex inner worlds and strict social hierarchies of a community seldom observed in literature. Her short stories are published in Joteria and PEN Center Journal, and have been anthologized in Hers 2 and 3; Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Latino Arts Anthology 1988-2000; A Geography of Rage; Afro-Hispanic Review; and Love West Hollywood. She has written two one-act plays, Ghost and the Spirit and Love and Fire. Pat was an inaugural member of PEN Emerging Voices.  She is also a member and current board member of Macondo, a writers homeland founded by author Sandra Cisneros.  Alderete is currently working on her memoir about Chicana life in East L.A.

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Butch Mama

October 22nd, 2019 | by Pat Alderete

I was the only mom who rode a motorcycle with a sidecar, with room for mija and all her stuffed animals. Along with any friend who wanted a ride, and they all wanted rides

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