Chingonas, Encouragement, Latino culture, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women, Wisdom, Writing

The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

I read an article about the author, writer, poet Sandra Cisneros turning 60 years young. To celebrate, she dressed up as a cake-A. Cake-and celebrated in her new town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This is why I call her a chingona. Strong, fearless, badass (in a good way). "I have never felt younger or… Continue reading The Wisdom of Sandra Cisneros

Art, Chingonas, Strong Women

Art and Community

  While reading a favorite blogger's post "Emotion on Canvas," this image caught my attention. Truthfully, all of Ray Ferrer's artwork catches my attention. The majesty of the ship, shrouded in the indigo shadows of night and ocean, seemed ominous. The words in the January 26th post were more forbidding: Hi Friends and Fans of… Continue reading Art and Community

Books, Chingonas, Inspiration, poetry, Strong Women, Writing

Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

  My friend died two days ago. Cancer. I knew she had it for several months. Pinche cancer. I really thought she'd survive. Damn it. She married the love of her life, a short three years ago. He was by her side when she left this world. My heart holds a special spot for Michele Serros,… Continue reading Michele Serros- Author, Poet, Friend

Chingonas, Strong Women, UFW, Wisdom

Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember

    The newspaper said that Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) was to speak at a local community college. My mom immediately said, "I've never seen her up close or heard her speak. I want to go." Now, I was a little surprised since my mother marched… Continue reading Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember