Punk rock lit: Meet Cristy C. Road

Cristy C. Road (Photo: Decrescenzo for NY Daily News)

Cristy C. Road (Photo: Decrescenzo for NY Daily News)


Raised in Miami, FL by a house full of Latinas, artist, writer and musician Cristy C. Road understands the distinct pain that comes from loving–and being loved by–family members whose “traditional” values not only make you afraid, but ashamed of your sexuality. The 30-year-old Homewreckers front woman has been publishing her own artwork since 1997, much of it touching on her love of punk rock and her intersecting queer and Cuban identities. After three illustrated publications, all biographical in nature, Road is back with “Spit and Passion,” which details her pained adolescence as a secretly queer girl obsessed with Green Day. Road’s latest is stunning and sure to touch a chord for anybody who grew up with a heart that beat for punk rock. Road, who toured with the all queer literary show Sister Spit in the spring, recently took the time to talk about her artwork and the lack of visibility for people of color in queer communities.

Read the interview at Curve

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