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To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word.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

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Lessons in Braiding, Mothering, and Living in/with the Shadows

After finishing my last semester of coursework in my PhD program this past spring, I was moved to express my journey in identifying as a Chicana scholar, but more importantly as a Chicana mother. The knowledge and connections to these identities start at home for many of us. For me, this wisdom has been shared through hair braiding where the implicit lessons of navigating roles as women in our family has been passed down to me from my grandmother. For example, with my daughter Raquel (who is pictured in the drawing below), her braids serve a functional purpose; they keep her hair out of her eyes while she’s doing her schoolwork or chores. When she gets out of the shower, I typically always b

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