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To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word.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

Mourning Star

"I was born in the state of emergency (conceived in the city)/he was born in a water bath (conceived of in the suburbs)/will my son know his brown mother's brown mother?" "From the time taariq was classified 'boy' in my womb I was petrified at how I was going to love and raise a man. When I so violently hate patriarchy; when this means I am cautious at best around men." Natasha Thandiwe Vally is based in South Africa. She is the daughter of a strong brown woman anti-apartheid and feminist activist. She is a mother, an activist, and a doctor (PhD) based at the University of the Western Cape. She primarily makes artwork for political posters but is trying to draw for other reasons too. Togethe

Writing and Running the Distance

Let me tell you how I made it from Los Angeles, California to Denver, Colorado, why I left, what I’m doing here, and the major transformation happening before my eyes. As a dissertating mother-scholar, reading, writing, and editing is my full-time job. But, it’s complicated because as we know and live it daily, we have many shifts of labor. We are mothers, writers, profesoras, administrators, editors, runners, housekeepers, committee members, sisters, partners, lovers and so on so forth. My summer was pretty much spent coordinating, organizing, and preparing logistically to move my little familia to Denver, Colorado from Southern California. I’ve always wanted to move. If you personally know

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