tales of a womyn warrior
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To so embody your heart—your love, your generosity, your warmth, your light—that you would be known by those qualities. Known by your heart rather than by your mind or your reputation or your influence.
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”.
‘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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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
“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. “
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)
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
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
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.
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
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
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…