Today is a sad day for so many. I was just notified that Ada passed away this morning. While I knew she was struggling, a common theme in her Mujerista theology, to battle the cancer and infections that were destroying her body. She ended her life en la lucha–in the struggle–yet not so in deep struggle, since she passed away in her deep sleep, and I am grateful for her pioneering a way for me, a Queermestiz@ to participate in the fullness of life. While my life is not free from struggle, I have been able to look to Ada and her work (including her kinship among Womanist scholars) as a way to imagine queer\Ethics. Thank you Ada for giving us a way to think and explore and imagine Hispanic/Latina Liberation Theology & Ethics.
I am not alone as a mujerista, a queermestiz@. I am surrounded by the Hispanic Theological Community who proudly recognizes your contribution to Liberation Theology. Your memory and theological imagination and commitment to la lucha remains with me and others this day, and will as we continue to take steps for liberation.
While I enflesh loads of doubt, I cannot help but call you a theological gift helping to pluralize women’s experience in theology and ethics. You will be missed, eternally.