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Ce Acatl: A warning for sisters on both sides of the border

Good morning, everyone – today, I come to you with my hands in my heart.  I often share stories of others – but today it is me who is speaking out and it is definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  I humbly ask for your support and for a moment of your … Continue reading Ce Acatl: A warning for sisters on both sides of the border

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Hija de la Chingada Y Que

Estas carnes indias que despreciamos nosotros los Mexicanos asi como despreciamos condenamos a nuestra madre, Malinalli. Nos condenamos a nosotros mismos. Esta raza vencida, enemigo cuerpo”.

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I forgive you

‘I forgive you.’ I couldn’t bring myself to say that to you. Part of me felt guilt at having nothing loving or nice to say to you. No loving words to say. No nice moments we shared as grandmother and granddaughter.

Part of me felt it would be arrogant. “I forgive you.” Who the fuck did I think I was? “I forgive you.” For what??? I knew.

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Nocihuapoh: For the hermanas

Nocihuapoh, Nocihuapoh Nocihuapoh, Nocihuapoh x2 Huel Tinechximati, Nimitzcihuapotiah x2 Nocihuapoh, Nocihuapoh Tocihuapoqueh Nimitztlazohtla Nocihuapoh, Nocihuapoh Tocihuapoqueh, Tlazocamati Mi Comadre, Mi Comadre Mi Comadre, Mi Comadre Tu Me Conoces, Te reconozco como una mujer como yo Mi Comadre, Mi Comadre Nuestras Comadres Te Amamos Mi Comadre, Mi Comadre Nuestras Comadres, Te Agradezco (Gracias) My Sister, My … Continue reading Nocihuapoh: For the hermanas

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For Rocky

A tribute to Mission, Texas by Alida Cardos Whaley. For more information visit Mission-Texas.com, a sister site of Xicana Chronicles by Xica Media

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Breaking the silence around sex

“Break the silence around sex – break the stigma around abortion. 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime. This is my VIDEO story. We are absolutely on a losing path when it comes to laws around our reproductive rights. By sharing my truth, I gain power. “

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Interview with Petra Mata of Fuerza Unida (San Antonio)

This is a video of Petra Mata from San Antonio, TX’s Fuerza Unida. The interview is part of a series of videos filmed during Alma de Mujer: Center for Social Change’s “Women’s Activist Gathering” in Austin, TX on July 31-August 02, 2009. For more information on Alma de Mujer, visit www.almademujer.org More about Fuerza Unida: … Continue reading Interview with Petra Mata of Fuerza Unida (San Antonio)

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Cronicas Cholas: Voices Breaking Boundaries

Houston based artists Monica Villarreal, Tony Briones, Marc-Antony Piñón & Stalina Villarreal explore “border” rituals with a performing arts piece that let’s its audience experience the power that humans have to construct and destroy borders.

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Susana Almanza from PODER shares the importance of Alma de Mujer’s Center for Social Change

Susana Almanza, Co-Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources) based in East Austin (www.poder-texas.org) shares why the Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change is a sacred and important space for women of color and the greater Texas community. For more information about Alma de Mujer, please visit: www.almademujer.org NOTE: … Continue reading Susana Almanza from PODER shares the importance of Alma de Mujer’s Center for Social Change

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The hardest part about loving undocumented

Today you woke up at 2am to squeeze in more time at work. As if you don’t work enough. You try like mercy to keep the alarm from waking me but the truth is I was already up, waiting. I watch you prepare yourself in the darkness. It is a quiet offering to this goddess. … Continue reading The hardest part about loving undocumented

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A platica with Celeste De Luna (Artist & Printmaker)

A platica with Celeste De Luna, artist and printmaker from the Rio Grande Valley . In this chronicle, as we discuss her roots, her artwork and her journey as a Xicana artist.

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Cold War Tolteca

When I was a girl, I lived surrounded by an asphalt garden. It was the same color as the  cold. Nothing grew there except a weed or two. Cracked glass glittered in the gutter. Morning sunrise sagged on metal fences bracing from the barking dogs and silent old men who sat for hours dreaming. My eyes lived behind … Continue reading Cold War Tolteca

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Welcome

xicana chronicles is a multimedia publishing platform aimed at collectively publishing the journeys and experiences of 21st century indigenous Xicanas. It seeks to document, preserve, and amplify the Xicana experience in the words and arts of womyn warriors and mujeres xingonas.  It aims to serve as a herstorical collection of multimedia first-hand accounts of this generation and time.  This space represents an act of … Continue reading Welcome

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Brown mothering, decolonization, and tortillas…

Brown mothering, decolonization, and tortillas… Every time I saw my own abuelita elbow deep in a big bowl masa harina, I’d think to myself, “I’ll never be a tortilla making Maria. I’ll never be that brown women bent over a stove for some man who can’t appreciate the burnt fingers and the sweat. “ What … Continue reading Brown mothering, decolonization, and tortillas…

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A 21st century Xicana multimedia publishing platform