Chicana Writers

"Chicana Feminisms constitute a political stance that confronts and undermines patriarchy as it cross-cuts forms of disempowerment and silence such as racism, homophobia, class inequality, and nationalism." -Gabriela Arredondo, Chicana Feminisms

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crystal-celeste:

When I was a student, all that was told to me was how much my cultura didn’t matter. How important European art and standards are, and how totally dominant their aesthetic should be. All I wanted to do was tell my story. And I looked nothing like what is considered relevant or beautiful or important by society’s ideals. But I JUST.KEPT.GOING. Here are some of my pieces. I’m here to uplift and change who is in the spotlight. Powerful womyn of color. My indigenous sisters.

(via fuckyeahxicanapower)

La Luna me saluda
Mi reina del cielo siempre a mi lado
Illuminando mi camino, cubriendome con su manto de luz
Protegiendome de todo mal
Juntas cantamos baladas de amor y llanto

Le cuento todos mis secretos
Igual ella me cuenta los suyos
Me dice que sufre por como vivimos nosotros sus hijos
En la autodestruccion y igual como deshacemos de su amada hermana la Tierra

Me pide que si algun dia tengo una duda que la vida no es hermosa
Que la busque en el cielo y encuentre su maravilla
Que por siempre estara ahi mi Luna querida

-Rebecca Encina /@quietxwizard

Pero hermana, a caso tu no eres nacida de la sangre fria de la serpiente corriendo por tus venas

La fuerza del Aguila en el corazon

Y la valentia de los niños heroes en el alma?

-Rebecca Encina /@quietxwizard

aseaofquotes:

Sandra Cisneros, Women Hollering Creek

(via la-petite-lili)

submitted by  

There is a Spanish language edition of This Bridge Called my Back as well titled Esta puente, mi espalda, it’s available here:

http://palabras.storenvy.com/products/8560809-esta-puente-mi-espalda

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books
They Call Me Mad Dog: A story for bitter, lonely people (Simon & Schuster, 1998) by Erika Lopez
What do you do when love goes wrong? If you’re Tomato Rodriguez, the reigning queen of motorcycle-riding, bicoastal bisexuals, you do every wrong thing there is to do. When Tomato’s lover, Hooter Mujer, falls off the fidelity wagon, our biker babe starts by dialing 1-800-REVENGE, performs a kinky little kidnapping, and ends up getting a GO TO JAIL/GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL card while trying to apologize for her bad behavior. What started out as low-rent revenge complete with whipped cream, Bic ballpoints, and a two-by-four, turns into a murder charge. Before Tomato knows what’s happening, she’s locked away in the Big House with all the rest of the bad, bad, bad girls, hoping Ilsa the Wicked Warden will think she’s too crazy to be convicted on a murder charge.

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books

They Call Me Mad Dog: A story for bitter, lonely people (Simon & Schuster, 1998) by Erika Lopez

What do you do when love goes wrong? If you’re Tomato Rodriguez, the reigning queen of motorcycle-riding, bicoastal bisexuals, you do every wrong thing there is to do. When Tomato’s lover, Hooter Mujer, falls off the fidelity wagon, our biker babe starts by dialing 1-800-REVENGE, performs a kinky little kidnapping, and ends up getting a GO TO JAIL/GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL card while trying to apologize for her bad behavior. What started out as low-rent revenge complete with whipped cream, Bic ballpoints, and a two-by-four, turns into a murder charge. Before Tomato knows what’s happening, she’s locked away in the Big House with all the rest of the bad, bad, bad girls, hoping Ilsa the Wicked Warden will think she’s too crazy to be convicted on a murder charge.

(via fyqueerlatinxs)

ethiopienne:

b-case:

"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”

 - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

free PDF here.

(via friendofhagrid)

Forget the room of one’s own - write in the kitchen, lock yourself up
in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job or during meals, between sleeping or waking. I write while sitting on the john. No long stretches at the typewriter unless you’re wealthy or have a patron - you may not even own a typewriter. While you wash the floor or clothes listen to the words chanting in your body. When you’re depressed, angry, hurt, when compassion and love possess you.
When you cannot help but write
Gloria Anzaldua (via postmodernismruinedme)

(via fuckyeahxicanapower)

Asker ojvero Asks:
Hey ! I just now started following your blog , I am a writer myself and I am Chicana . Would it be fine if I submit some of my own writings for your blog?
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

Yes!

All submissions are welcome!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
"a tongue in the mouth of the dying" by laurie ann guerrero
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

Thank you Anon. 
Here’s another poetry book recommendation!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280725-a-tongue-in-the-mouth-of-the-dying