This essay considers an alternative form of reconciliation with my abuelita who passed away unexpectedly from a stroke in 2021. Beginning with her career as a professional singer refuting gender roles in Spain, I consider the trajectory of her life that led to her adulthood as a conservative Jehovah’s Witness. Through speculative memory work and queer futurity, this essay queers abuelita in a way that reimagines her life as a musician, performer, and grandmother. I offer this as an example of how queer individuals negotiate and address the contradictions of reconciliation and queerness on their own terms.

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