Archive: January 2013

The theme for the upcoming issue #5 (Spring, 13’) of my fanzine Muchacha is "Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century." I am calling out to Latina/Chicana/Hispanic identified women worldwide to contribute their voices though an array of mediums including poetry, essays, art, comics, etc. I want this issue to serve as a time capsule for future generations of Brown women. Let our voices be heard and let us pick up the pieces and continue the lessons of our foremothers. As Gloria Anzaldúa brilliantly said: "I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence."

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We are ecstatic to have just received a donation of zines by people of color from Mimi Thi Nguyen, labor of lovingly photocopied by UIUC graduate research assistant in English Ariana Ruiz. The donation was delivered by Daniela Capistrano on behalf of the POC Zine Project. w00t!

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