Nursing the baby: My friends marvel, and I tell them, oh it’s easy to be...– Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle
Can we have it all, afterall? ...
A while back, I happened to catch the Anne-Marie Slaughter interview on Fresh Air in which she explains why she believes “women still can’t have it all” and to my surprise, I found myself understanding this argument. I found myself almost - almost agreeing with it. I had quite a life before I became a mother, and despite myself, I found that maintaining my pre-motherhood identity...
Sharing Poetry: Amy Lowell, "Madonna of the... →
sharingpoetry: All day long I have been working, Now I am tired I call: “Where are you?” But there is only the oak-tree rustling in the wind. The house is very quiet, The sun shines in on your books, On your scissors and thimble just put down, But you are not there. Suddenly I am lonely: Where are you? I go…
Author Luis Alberto Urrea Chronicles Ever-Changing... →
"Bless Me, Ultima" to Make El Paso History →
Sergio Troncoso: Review of Crossing Borders in... →
sergiotroncoso: Crossing Borders: Personal Essays Nonfiction by Sergio Troncoso Arte Publico Press, September 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-55885-710-0 Paperback: 216pp; $16.95 Review by Cheryl Wright-Watkins …
When I started breastfeeding I expected to face a certain amount of harassment from the world – you know, like the women who are asked to take their nursing babies to the restroom of a restaurant or a store because it makes the other patrons or shoppers “uncomfortable.” So I started practicing my responses to the people who would harass me while I was still pregnant, going over and over what I...
[Untitled]: Ni Una Mas →
I’m adding to this post because it has come to my attention that someone reblogged it and added something (shown below) that I want and need to correct. I tried to message this person directly but was unable to do so. El Paso is not a dangerous place to live, despite its proximity to Juarez (which while dangerous, is not so dangerous that I refuse to go there - things have been looking up). I’ve...
Take A Trip To Downtown L.A. With La Santa Cecilia →
El Paso, TX. Born and bred in the lower valley.
Latino USA: Rising Republican Star →
I may not agree with her politics, but that doesn’t stop me from being proud that a woman from my neighborhood could possibly be the next Vice President of the United States and first woman to hold that office.
Virgen, 2011 So. I’m not Catholic. When I was growing up my mother took me to Catholic mass every Sunday like just about any Mexican mother, but I was never baptized, who knows why. When I was in high school I decided that I wanted to have myself baptized in the Episcopal Church. Now, I’ve heard Episcopalians described as “Catholic Lite” or, as my Godmother puts it, “Catholics without...
notquitepolitics: Chilean activist Camila Vallejo praises “Yo Soy 132” in Mexico Speaking to supporters in Mexico City’s main square on Sunday, Camila Vallejo, Chile’s now-internationally famous student leader, voiced her support for Mexico’s “Yo Soy 132” movement, citing similarities between protests in Mexico and those in Chile. “We want to salute Mexico’s youth because, like those of us...
notquitepolitics: Chilean activist Camila Vallejo praises “Yo Soy 132” in Mexico Speaking to supporters in Mexico City’s main square on Sunday, Camila Vallejo, Chile’s now-internationally famous student leader, voiced her support for Mexico’s “Yo Soy 132” movement, citing similarities between protests in Mexico and those in Chile. “We want to salute Mexico’s youth because, like those of us in...
varietas: Graciela Iturbide: The Writer Gabriel García Márquez, México D.F., 1992
thetaoofdana: this is gorgeooooooous.
Nursing Haiku #2
Soft eyes, soft breath and light swallows. This sweet moment is ours alone, love.
I’ve been a mother for eight weeks now. I feel like I’m less and more of who I am than I’ve ever been, if that makes sense. What I’m struggling with now is the cultural identity that I want to pass on to my daughter, and I don’t seem to have the same options that my mother did. Or maybe I’m just not as brave as she was. I was raised with a foot in both...
amotherisborn: Just so we’re clear — it’s the exploity thing, and the “lets foment anxiety and insecurity and snark among moms so we can make money” mentality that’s wrong with the TIME piece. But if the question is, what do we think of seeing a woman nursing a kid who’s old enough to stand and grab it? Well, some pretty famous mothers have done it.
A fluttering of wings, disappearing into the red earth and sunlight. Then I spot you between those canine teeth. I drag you from their grasp. Your little red heart of a body beats fast, pulsating beneath your red, broken skin pink and black wings quills snapped at the root, tiny feet bent helplessly beneath you. You and I are the same, Palomita, I’m sorry that I couldn’t save you.
apaxicana: The people make offerings to calm Popocatéptl ♥ ⚜
MexiCulture: Copper Canyon in Mexico Reveals Why... →
mexiculture: Did you know? The Copper Canyon in northern Mexico is even bigger than the Grand Canyon – 6000 vs. 4500 feet deep and four times the volume – and is one of the biggest canyons in the world. Here, MexicoToday guides you through the main attractions of the Canyon, like the scenic ‘Chihuahua…
MexiCulture: Museum of the Border Revolution of... →
mexiculture: The Museum of the Border Revolution, also known as Muref, was constructed to commemorate the 1810 Mexican War of Independence that secured Mexico’s freedom from Spain and the Mexican Revolution of 1910. The Museum of Border Revolution was built during part of the 2010 Bicentennial/Centennial…
karlaestanol: Frida Kahlo Cuadro Las dos Fridas Coyoacán D.F. el 25 de Octubre de 1939. Sr. Alfonso Manrique, Bucareli 171, Mascota 1. México Estimado sr. Manrique: Le agradezco muchísimo su amabilidad y el interés que tiene en publicar en la revista ”Hoy” mi cuadro ”Las dos Fridas”. Con todo gusto trataré de decirle en pocas palabras el proceso que pienso se desarrolló dentro de mi para...
Through my milk the life, strength and knowledge of our people flows to you.
Eve was framed.
raudiel: Eve’s Temptation / La Tentacion de Eva
Healing Hands & Healing Ways: Traditional Medicine...
latinoartfeed: Yolanda Leyva, Healing Hands Exhibition: Healing Hands & Healing Ways: Traditional Medicine in the Borderlands Dates: February 9, - June 30, 2012 Location: El Paso Museum of History, El Paso, TX Sponsors: El Paso Museum of History, Museo Urbano, & University of Texas as El Paso. The Healing Hands & Healing Ways exhibit is a window into the diversity of healing...