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'''Sandra Mara Herzer''', a.k.a. '''Anderson ''Bigode'' Herzer''' (b. [[1962]] in the city of Rolândia, state of [[Paraná (state)|Paraná]], [[Brazil]] - d. on [[August 10]], [[1982]], in the city of [[São Paulo (city)|São Paulo]], state of [[São Paulo]], [[Brazil]]), was a [[counter culture]] [[writer]] and [[poet]].
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'''Anderson ''Bigode'' Herzer''' (b. 1962 in the city of Rolândia, state of Paraná, Brazil - d. on August 10, 1982, in the city of São Paulo, state of São Paulo, Brazil), was a counter culture writer and poet.
   
 
== Life and times ==
 
== Life and times ==
   
Herzer was a [[transsexual]], ex-intern of FEBEM or ''Fundação Estadual para o Bem Estar do Menor'' (a State [[institution]] for the protection of [[minor]]s) whose life and verses were published in a book titled ''A queda para o alto'', which could be translated into [[English language|English]] as 'descending upwards.' This book, in turn, served as the basis for the Brazilian film production ''[[Vera (film)|Vera]]'', directed by Sérgio Toledo Segall (better known as Sérgio Toledo).<ref> [http://www.revista.agulha.nom.br/ag47bigode.htm ''O suicídio em poetas jovens, como Sandra (Anderson) Herzer, vulgo Bigode'' by José Carlos A. Brito (in Portuguese).]</ref>
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Herzer was a [[transsexual]], ex-intern of FEBEM or ''Fundação Estadual para o Bem Estar do Menor'' (a State institution for the protection of minors) whose life and verses were published in a book titled ''A queda para o alto'', which could be translated into English as 'descending upwards.' This book, in turn, served as the basis for the Brazilian film production ''[[Vera (film)|Vera]]'', directed by Sérgio Toledo Segall (better known as Sérgio Toledo).<ref> [http://www.revista.agulha.nom.br/ag47bigode.htm ''O suicídio em poetas jovens, como Sandra (Anderson) Herzer, vulgo Bigode'' by José Carlos A. Brito (in Portuguese).]</ref>
   
Sandra was four years old when her father got killed. Her mother, a prostitute at that time felt unable to take care of her, therefore turning young Herzer in to FEBEM. Sometime soon after that, her mother died.
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Herzer was four years old when his father was killed. His mother, a prostitute at that time, felt unable to take care of him. She therefore turned young Herzer in to FEBEM. Sometime soon after that, his mother died.
   
Herzer was very conflicted about her [[Sexual identity|sexuality]], starting at an early age. Later on in life she believed to be a [[homosexual]], and in the latter part of her life she understood herself to be a [[transsexual]]. Her school records show that she was a problem student, often engaging in fights, using [[street drugs]] and consuming [[alcohol]].
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Herzer was very conflicted about his identity, starting at an early age. Early on in life he believed himself to be a [[homosexual|lesbian]], and in the latter part of her life he understood himself to be [[transsexual]]. His school records show that he was a problem student, often engaging in fights, using street drugs, and drinking alcohol.
   
Herzer was institutionalized in FEBEM when she was fourteen years old. At that time she adopted the male name ''Anderson Bigode Herzer'' (Note: ''Anderson'' is a common male first name in Brazil; although ''bigode'' is an unusual nickname, meaning ''mustache''). She remained under the State's tutelage until seventeen years of age. At that time [[Eduardo Suplicy]], a renowned [[Member of parliament|member of parliament]] (Note: MP = ''deputado'' in [[Portuguese language|Portuguese]]), touched by her beautiful poems and difficult life, acted as her protégé and gave her an internship in his [[cabinet]].<ref> [http://www.dhnet.org.br/w3/fsmrn/fsm2002/paineis/suplicypor.html ''O Direito Inalienável a Uma Renda Básica no Século XXI'' por Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy. Speech, Porto Alegre, Brazil, World Social Forum, 2001 (in Portuguese)]</ref>
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Herzer was institutionalized in FEBEM when he was fourteen years old. At that time he adopted the name ''Anderson Bigode Herzer'' (Note: ''Anderson'' is a common male first name in Brazil; although ''bigode'' is an unusual nickname, meaning ''mustache''). He remained under the State's tutelage until seventeen years of age. At that time Eduardo Suplicy, a renowned member of parliament, touched by his beautiful poems and difficult life, acted as his protégé and gave him an internship in his cabinet.<ref> [http://www.dhnet.org.br/w3/fsmrn/fsm2002/paineis/suplicypor.html ''O Direito Inalienável a Uma Renda Básica no Século XXI'' por Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy. Speech, Porto Alegre, Brazil, World Social Forum, 2001 (in Portuguese)]</ref>
   
 
== Premature death ==
 
== Premature death ==
   
In spite of the support received, Herzer felt profoundly traumatized and decided to commit [[suicide]] by jumping off the ''Viaduto 23 de Maio'', a viaduct located in the downtown area of the city of [[São Paulo|São Paulo]]. She died from the injuries soon after receiving [[first aid]].<ref> [http://www.senado.gov.br/eduardosuplicy/noticia.asp?data=26/12/2006&codigo=17207 Jornal do Brasil: A queda para o alto. www.senado.gov.br - 2006 (in Portuguese)]</ref>
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In spite of the support received, Herzer felt profoundly traumatized and decided to commit suicide by jumping off the ''Viaduto 23 de Maio'', a viaduct located in the downtown area of the city of São Paulo. He died from the injuries soon after receiving first aid.<ref> [http://www.senado.gov.br/eduardosuplicy/noticia.asp?data=26/12/2006&codigo=17207 Jornal do Brasil: A queda para o alto. www.senado.gov.br - 2006 (in Portuguese)]</ref>
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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Anderson Bigode Herzer (b. 1962 in the city of Rolândia, state of Paraná, Brazil - d. on August 10, 1982, in the city of São Paulo, state of São Paulo, Brazil), was a counter culture writer and poet.

Life and times

Herzer was a transsexual, ex-intern of FEBEM or Fundação Estadual para o Bem Estar do Menor (a State institution for the protection of minors) whose life and verses were published in a book titled A queda para o alto, which could be translated into English as 'descending upwards.' This book, in turn, served as the basis for the Brazilian film production Vera, directed by Sérgio Toledo Segall (better known as Sérgio Toledo).[1]

Herzer was four years old when his father was killed. His mother, a prostitute at that time, felt unable to take care of him. She therefore turned young Herzer in to FEBEM. Sometime soon after that, his mother died.

Herzer was very conflicted about his identity, starting at an early age. Early on in life he believed himself to be a lesbian, and in the latter part of her life he understood himself to be transsexual. His school records show that he was a problem student, often engaging in fights, using street drugs, and drinking alcohol.

Herzer was institutionalized in FEBEM when he was fourteen years old. At that time he adopted the name Anderson Bigode Herzer (Note: Anderson is a common male first name in Brazil; although bigode is an unusual nickname, meaning mustache). He remained under the State's tutelage until seventeen years of age. At that time Eduardo Suplicy, a renowned member of parliament, touched by his beautiful poems and difficult life, acted as his protégé and gave him an internship in his cabinet.[2]

Premature death

In spite of the support received, Herzer felt profoundly traumatized and decided to commit suicide by jumping off the Viaduto 23 de Maio, a viaduct located in the downtown area of the city of São Paulo. He died from the injuries soon after receiving first aid.[3]

See also

  • Rosely Roth

References


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