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Can't Talk | July 2, 2020

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About Vianey, Author at Can't Talk



By day, this Mexican-born feminist works in fundraising for a nonprofit healthcare organization. By night, she cries about elves and Hamilton. Vianey enjoys talking about social theory, bad puns, good fanfiction, and being emotionally compromised by BioWare. You can find her on Twitter: @VeeAhKnee.

Posts By Vianey

News Flash: Immigrants Are People, Too

September 6, 2017 |

Last month was the one-year anniversary of my naturalization ceremony, but instead of celebrating I’ve found myself overcome by a mess of complicated emotions. I may be an official citizen of the United States now, but I will always be … Read More

Let’s Talk About Love

February 23, 2017 |

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the languages of love—all five of them. If you’re not familiar with the five love languages, the concepts come from Gary Chapman’s 1995 book “The … Read More

Facing the Music

January 28, 2017 |

Sometimes, doing the things you enjoy takes a lot of work.

I used to think that hobbies were simple things that required little effort, something you could do without thinking to pass the time. As a kid, the word … Read More

Concerns about Women’s March on Washington

December 6, 2016 |

In my post-election article, I encouraged readers to use their compassion to take action and get involved. I cited the Women’s March on Washington (known as the Million Women March at the time of publishing) as a peaceful protest that … Read More

A Mexican’s Thoughts on “Ghosts”

December 1, 2016 |

Living in the northeastern part of the United States, I often find myself getting very nostalgic for my Mexican culture. When a book, game, or movie celebrating Mexican traditions and customs appears on my radar, I leap at the chance … Read More

What Trump Can’t Take Away

November 15, 2016 | | One Comment

On November 7, as a newly naturalized American citizen, I voted in my very first election. I was thrilled. I was voting for the first woman president! To say that it was a historic moment would be an understatement.


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Dare to Share

October 7, 2016 |

If you’re like me, depression can be easy to ignore for years.

“This is just a bad week.”

“I haven’t seen my friends because I’ve been too busy.”

“Everyone feels like this sometimes. It’s not really depression.”

“Someone else … Read More

Beside the Golden Door

August 25, 2016 |

After 20 years of living in the United States, I am finally an American citizen.

It all happened weeks ago now, but it came and went like a summer storm. Before the details leave my mind, allow me to share the … Read More

My First Feminist Role Model

June 24, 2016 |

Please welcome Vianey back for a great piece on how representation matters for My First Fandom Week.

When I started reading a book about a bespectacled orphan boy who finds out he’s a wizard and attends a school of magic, … Read More

An Ideal Aesthetic

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch mod Vianey for a piece on the most important aesthetic: Respect.

I don’t have an aesthetic.

If I’m walking down the street, I’m usually wearing something casual—a nerdy T-shirt, jeans, sneakers. If there’s a … Read More