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Honoring the practice of rest, CMW will be on a fall hiatus until January 2021. We will respond to any blog submissions at that time.

The Chicana M(other)work Blog is accepting submissions that discuss, share, and challenge the experiences of mothers, parents, other-mothers, hijxs, and teachers through an intersectional lens (race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, etc). We are especially interested in publishing testimonios by self-identified Chicana and Women of Color Mother-scholars (cis and trans), gender non-conforming and non-binary people of color, as well as allies who center mothering as an act of transformative labor within and beyond academia.


To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word. Please also include a high resolution photo as a jpeg file, which will complement your published work. We also accept anonymous submissions. Submissions should be sent to:


Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation for publication because we are a grassroots collective. Likewise, because we are a volunteer collective, please allow one-month from your date of submission for us to get back to you. We look forward to reading your testimonios!


Should your work be accepted for publication elsewhere in the future, we ask that you please provide visible credit as site of initial publication to The Chicana M(other)work Blog or a link to our page.

Recent Posts

A Chicana Mother-Scholar’s Transition from the Tenure-Track to the Alt-Ac Track

I was a straight-A student from elementary school up until college. I was the student who was “on-track,” and college bound. In high school, I was admitted into a math, science, technology magnet program in the northeast San Fernando Valley, earned A’s, worked part-time jobs, and did theater. I applied and was accepted into several four-year universities as a low-income first-gen and underrepresented student. Upon graduating, I was one of three valedictorians and my future seemed bright. I started my freshman-year at UCLA and, not surprisingly, I experienced the culture-shock that most students like me face; it was my first time being away from home as well as my first time being around whi

Mester Interviews the Chicana M(other)work Collective

In honor of Día de la Madres, we are excited to inaugurate our first blog with segments from our forthcoming interview "'Are You My Revolutionary Mother?' … and Other Questions for the Chicana M(other)work Collective" with Mester, the journal of the graduate students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. All members of our collective—Cecilia Caballero, Dr. Yvette Martínez-Vu, Dr. Judith C. Pérez-Torres, Dr. Michelle Téllez, Christine Vega—responded to the interview questions composed by Mester editors Carolina Beltrán and Dr. Isabel Gómez. We share excerpts of our interview here: Mester: How did you develop the concept of Chicana M(other)wo

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