Q: Do you identify as Chicana and if so, how do you feel you embody this identity in punk?
Alice: “I do now, but I didn’t always. When I was younger I wrongly believed that there was something I had to do, a test I had to pass or a class I had to take to be able to call myself a Chicana. I know better now. I identify as a Chicana punk. Punk is an attitude, it’s a rebellious, unapologetic dig at the status quo. As Chicanas we’ve had to fight to carve our way into a narrow and bigoted definition of what it means to be an American in the US while at the same time refusing to be blanched and synthesized by assimilating into the American mainstream. Refusal to relinquish our ethnic identity is punk.”