www.ambientes.us  NOVEMBER / NOVIEMBRE 2007

ANACONDA

By Ron Brenesky
Foto: Nicolas Arellano

Her name is Anaconda.

She is a 25 year old performer that has changed
the Drag world in Uruguay. Not only did she
change the Drag world with her persona but also
with her fight against discrimination. Missing a
tooth as part of her character, she claims that it
shows the need for the world to see the beauty
of a person from within and not only from the
outside.

Born on the 28th of December, she knew from
her youth that she was born to create change
and bring new ideas to her country. Asked why
she calls herself Anaconda she quickly replies,
"I took the name from the largest snake of South
America because of fear and respect that men
have for it."

As I spoke to her outside the Cain Club in
Montevideo, Uruguay, where she entertains
hundreds, I was constantly interrupted by her
friend, foes and fans. "Te queremos Anaconda"
(we love you, Anaconda). I noticed how her eyes
filled with tears and she said in a soft but firm
voice, "Anaconda will do all that she can for my
community". "I know what it feels to live in fear
of discrimination and misunderstanding and
they are what gives me the strength to continue
what I do".

She stopped, looked at me and said, "Few people know that I am also Ernesto" with a warm smile on her
face, "but all of Uruguay knows who Anaconda is." I asked what her dreams and goals were. After a few
moments she said in a loud voice "my dreams are many my goal is one to let Anaconda shine"

She is planning to travel to Buenos Aires soon and perform in one of the local clubs. She wants to remain
very active in the fight for equality in Uruguay and around the world. She claims that "black is my color, it
shows the world how dark life is and how I can make it better and beautiful".

I asked her to tell me in a few words what she thought of Anaconda, she said to let her think about it and
soon she would write me and tell me of Anaconda. As for now all that I can say is that she is one hell of an
activist, performer and person.

I guess that at the end of it all we can learn to be unique and special no matter how difficult live might be.


www.ambientes.us  NOVEMBER / NOVIEMBRE 2007

ANACONDA
por Ron brenesky

Su nombre es Anaconda es un personalida de solo 25 años que ha cambiado el mundo del
transformismo del Uruguay. No solo ha cambiado el mundo del traformismo si no tambien con su
personaje a luchado encontra de la discriminacion. Le falta un diente de adelante, la cual ella dice que le
muestra al mundo que la belleza esta en el interior de las personas y no en el exterior.

Nacida el 28 de Dicembre, ella sabia desde su juventud que habia nacido para trair cambios y nuevas ideas
a su pais. Le pregunte porque se llamaba Anaconda, y rapidamente me respondio, "tome el nombre de la
culebra mas grande de Sur America por el temor y el respeto que los hombres le tienen".

Mientras la entrevistaba en las afueraz del Club Cain en Montevideo, Uruguay donde ella se presenta a
cientos de personas, fui constantemente interumpido por su amigos, enemigos y fans "te queremos
Anaconda". Observe como sus oyos se llenaron de lagrimas y con una voz firma y suave me dijo, "Anaconda
hara lo que tenga que hacer por su comunidad". "Yo se lo que es vivir en la discriminacion y la
incomprencion esto es lo que me da la fuerza para seguir haciendo lo que hago."

Ella me mira y me dice,"tocas personas saben que soy Ernesto", con una dulce risa en sus labios añade,
"pero todo Uruguay sabe quien es Anaconda". Le pregunte cuales eran sus sueños y metas. Despues de
varios minutos con una voz alta me dijo, "mis sueños son muchos, pero mi meta es hacer brillar a
Anaconda".

Ella tiene planes para viajar y trabajar en Buenos Aires en los clubs locales. Quiere seguir activa en la lucha
por la igualdad en el Uruguay y el mundo. Ella dice que, "el negro es mi color preferido, le muestra al mundo
lo osuro que es la vida y como yo la hago mejor y mas bello".

Le pedi que me diga en pocas palabras que pensaba de Anaconda, me solicito el tiempo para pensar y que
pronto me diria quien es Anaconda. Lo unico que yo puedo decir de ella es que es un fabuloso
transformista, activista y persona.

Creo que al final todos podemos aprender hacer unicos, especiales sin importar las dificultades que tiene
la vida.

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