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"Though we tremble before uncertain futures/ may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength/ may we dance in the face of our fears." 
gloria maguey, mixed media, 2013
Artist: Maribel Falcón 


East LA Brown Berets


I’m researching Chicano/Chicana Art for my Global Studies Final Project, and I came across this on google, I love it. I think this is the source.

"You are the one i’d let go the other loves for,
surrender my one-woman house.
Allow you red wine in bed,
even with my vintage lace linens.
Maybe. Maybe.

For you."

- Sandra Cisneros, “You Bring Out the Mexican in Me”(via hush-syrup)

(via mirabothways)


Quote from Favianna Rodriguez

"I grew up loving the Beatles, thinking I would marry one of them and cook tamales"

- Sandra Cisneros (via chicanafem)

(via withlookingglassties)

Been getting more and more into my Xicana roots as of late. <3


I “blame” the literature that I’ve managed to take ownership in. <3

'Frida' by Barbara Mujica

'Xicana Codex' by Cherrie L. Moraga

'Borderlands la Frontera' by Gloria Anzaldua

'Open Veins of Latin America' by Eduardo Galeano

'Mirrors' by Eduardo Galeano

'This is How You Lose Her' by Junot Diaz

'The Massacres of Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma' by Ana Castillo

All books HIGHLY recommended.

(via fuckyeahchicanawriters)


Hi, I’m not sure if you’ve ever posted about Felicia Luna Lemus, but she’s a great Chicana queer fiction writer. She’s a professor at my university and she is so cool! Here is an essay she wrote about equal marriage, but her novels are really punk and bold! Anyway, check her out. Btw, I’m new to this blog, but I’ve already found so many other book/writers that i’m interested in! thank you!! xoxo 

Anonymous asked - "i want to buy my boss a book on chicana poetry, like a compilation of sorts. Any recommendations!?thanks in advance, i love this blog"



There are several! These I have either read myself or have been recommend to me and are on my TO BUY list. 

  • This Bridge Called My Back: This one’s a big one, and not too hard to find these days. 
  • Lorna D. Cervantes: Emplumada (A personal fav) 
  • Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios: This one is a personal favorite as well, and includes short stories and poems, and not only includes self identified Chican@s but Dominican, Puerto Rican, as well as lesbian/queer writers. 
  • Sandra Cisneros: My Wicked Wicked Ways
  • Pat Mora: Dizzy in Your Eyes
  • Tragic Bitches: A collaborative collection of Queer Chican@ Poetry by Adelina Anthony, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera
  • Three Times a Woman: another collection of various Chicana writers

Thank you so much!! I’m hoping to make more time to keep this updated so you can continue to use it as a resource! Hope this helps!! Anyone else, if you would love to add more please let us know! :D 


Some of my favorites are

Loose Woman and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

Chicana Falsa by Michele Serros

I Ask the Impossible by Ana Castillo (actually everything she’s ever written!)





Please share! This free community workshop is intended for underrepresented students in higher education considering graduate school, and/or will be applying soon. It will include mentorship through the process of deciding graduate school programs, presenting a successful application (personal statements, letters of recommendation, GRE), and what to expect when you begin a graduate program. The workshop will end with a Q&amp;A roundtable session with graduate students from different disciplines and walks of life, including nontraditional and first generation college students.
Creating Bridges through Mentorship: Applying to Graduate School             Saturday, July 12th, 10am-1pm                                                                           UTSA, Frio Street Building, 1.522


This Saturday, July 12th, 10am-1pm ! (:

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