Why I Started ChingonaFest

As a first generation Mexican-American, I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself and put the feelings of La Familia over my own. Don't get me wrong. I love being Latina and am proud of my heritage, but considering the emotional baggage I’ve been packing since childhood, I’d say that line of thinking didn’t turn out so well....more
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#ChingonaFest: The Backstory

She’s ready to bring the Wonder to the Woman, y’all. (Image by Pauline Campos) As a first generation Mexican-American, I was raised to keep my thoughts to myself and put the feelings of La Familia over my own. Considering the emotional baggage I’ve been packing since childhood, I’d say that line of thinking didn’t turn out so well.I’m a mother now and my daughter is feisty and brilliant and wonderful ....more

(Best of) #ChingonaFest Fridays: Ana-Lydia Ochoa-Monaco

Welcome to WEEK 19 of...more

#ChingonaFest Fridays: Ane Romero

It’s WEEK 24 for the Aspiring Mama #Chingonafest Fridays. Last week, I took a look back at my interview with proud feminist Veronica Arreola...more

Remembering When: A New Day

This post was originally published on Janyary 17, 2013. Two years later and I’m still working on my new beginning. And I’m okay with this because it means I haven’t stopped trying ....more

The Prompted CopyCat: Second Edition

It’s time for the Second Edition of the #PromptedCopyCat here on Aspiring Mama....more

Submitted

This Artist/Writer/Photographer thing is still new territory for me. Fear wasn’t the only reason I held back from just running with it all because, and let’s be honest, it’s gonna be a bitch redesigning business cards. I’ll deal with that later, though ....more

(The Best of) #ChingonaFest Fridays: Veronica Arreola

It’s WEEK 23 for the Aspiring Mama #Chingonafest Fridays. Last week, I took a look back at my interview with Dr. Helen Troncoso and it was fabulous ....more

The Prompted CopyCat: First Edition

I am the queen of ideas but pretty much suck at implementation. I’ll be honest: the only reason I’m trying to score a ginourmous book deal is because how else am I going to afford to hire all the people who brilliantly do all the things I forget to? For now, I’m happy to wave the shiny new ideas I do manage to move from the THOUGHT IT UP pile to the GOT THE T-SHIRT pile proudly, like the $1,000 lotto ticket I once held in my hand and managed to not lose ....more

ChingonaFest Fridays: Helen Troncoso (Take 2)

Welcome to WEEK 22 of...more