Latina, Latino culture, Latino family tradition, Parenting

A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Chancla

Hello to the third day of the A to Z Challenge. Today's letter is C and C is for "CHANCLA." Chancla is the deadliest word of the alphabet for those who grew up in a Mexican or Latino household. A chancla looks benign, especially when on the foot. The word means flip-flop or slipper or sandal. If… Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge: C is for Chancla

Latina, Latino culture

The A to Z Challenge: Day 2, B is for Bueno or Bueno?

  Hello to the letter B, the second letter in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The challenge is to write a series of 26 posts, using the letter A to Z on each day except for Sunday's. That's a day of rest. The theme of these 26 posts was described in yesterday's entry. Today's letter:… Continue reading The A to Z Challenge: Day 2, B is for Bueno or Bueno?

Latina, Latino culture, Mexican traditions, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo Music, Strong Women, Writing

Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys for 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo

  Like thousands of other writers across the globe, I did a BICHOK (Butt In Chair, Hands On Keys) for 30 days. Instead of being a complete pantser (writing by the seat of my pantalones), as I have in the past, I did a half and half of pantser and plotter. Like having one leg into… Continue reading Butt in Chair, Hands on Keys for 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo

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