This essay explores the reality of genre and gender as fluid, boundless, and excessive, especially in Latinx, hemispheric, and feminist contexts. The author continues the necessary problematizing of simplistic notions of genre and also explores women participating in two expressive forms that are coded as masculine, as evidence of the fluidity of gender. Ultimately, the fluidity, boundlessness, and excessiveness of género in a pan-Latinx context is related to the fluidity of subjectivities due to a transcultural self, a self that welcomes mestizaje, not confined by unyielding boundaries. Género should be a system of classification that highlights the borrowing de aquí y de allá (from here and from there).

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