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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To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word.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

Consejos for Starting a Ph.D. Program for Mother-Scholars of Color

Over the last year, we have received some questions about how we balance (is there such a thing?) our academic lives with mothering, especially for those who are just beginning their graduate degree programs. In response, the five of us came together to write out a few of the strategies we’ve used, individually and collectively, to both survive and thrive in the academy. So we thought we’d share them this week on our blog for other mother-scholars of color preparing for the new academic year. At the end of the day, what matters most is that you honor yourself, prioritize your needs and your family’s needs, and do what feels right for you and your community. Suerte! It’s okay to not to do it

10 Radical Parenting Resources for Folks of Color

Ever since I became a mother seven years ago, I have struggled to find parenting resources that reflect my visions for social justice. I am not interested in resources that reinforce neoliberal ideologies, rather, I want revolution! The following is a list of 10 parenting resources (books, zines, and podcasts) for mothers, parents, caretakers, and children of color who can use these as tools to dismantle oppression and collectively build better worlds for feminist, radical, queer, and abolitionist futures. The revolution truly begins at home with our children of color. Now, let’s get free! Note: I have included links for everything except the books because I strongly encourage you to purchas

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