AROHO, Chingonas, Dreams, Goals, How to be a Chingona, Travel, Uncategorized, Writing

Ghost Ranch, Greek Myths, and Writing

My bags aren't packed yet for my trip tomorrow to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, because one of the kids beat me to the washing machine this morning. I'm not stressing though because I am still drifting on a dream. Last January I thought about my goals for the year. The intention word to… Continue reading Ghost Ranch, Greek Myths, and Writing

Art, Chingonas, How to be a Chingona, Latina, Latino culture, Papel Picado, Self-confidence, Self-Esteem, Strong Women, Yreina F.Ortiz

Today I Will be Chingona

I don't know if this is a coincidence, or not, but Chingona's have fallen out of the sky and into my lap. Most of you know the definition of a chingona. If not, here's last week's post which gives you an idea. For a practical application you can read the 10 Steps from Sandra Cisneros. Yreina Flores Ortiz is a Poeta, Artista Chingona.… Continue reading Today I Will be Chingona

Artist Frida Kahlo, Chingonas, How to be a Chingona, poetry, Sandra Cisneros, Strong Women

Frida Kahlo- Chingona Artist

Happy belated anniversary date to Frida Kahlo, a chingona artist. She died on July 13, 1954 leaving art that lives on in perpetuity through her incredibly emotive images and poetry.  N.Muray collection  The term "Chingona" is a Spanglish term, slang, for abad ass, wise woman, powerful, individualist, self-activated, a woman who lives a life for their own approval, self-empowered, a… Continue reading Frida Kahlo- Chingona Artist

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How to Be a Chingona in Ten Easy Steps-Sandra Cisneros

For some reason I had Sandra Cisneros on my mind. In my quest for something interesting to read tonight I pulled out her books from my bookshelf. LOOSE WOMAN is always an interesting book of poems and seemed apropos to read on a full moon night. I reread my favorite poem "You Bring Out the Mexican… Continue reading How to Be a Chingona in Ten Easy Steps-Sandra Cisneros