Working with small and independent presses allows a greater diversity of voices to be published and disseminated. As we saw in the previous section, there is a need to create more publications in Indigenous languages, yet at the same time, larger publishers often prioritize materials in European languages. Unfortunately, this has been historically true regarding gender and sexuality as well. Publishers have privileged cisgender, heterosexual men of the middle to upper class. Cartoneras present a way to contest that privilege, as seen in the following examples.
Vivane Vergueiro uses essay to point to dichotomies around gender and sexuality as stemming from European colonization in Brazil. Because these dichotomies create differences through hierarchies, they lead to violence and other forms of oppression.
Erik Meneses (2021) considers the intersectionality of Indigeneity, gender, and sexuality and seeks solidarity among communities that have been socially and systematically excluded.