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To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word.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

 

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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Movement Mothering: Chicana Mothers in Movement Spaces and the Hope We Cultivate Despite the Invisib

Born and raised in social justice movement spaces placed me in a unique position to bear witness to a very nuanced new consciousness my parents were attaching themselves to, to the Catholic Church they were rejecting, and to all of the struggles that emerged as a result of this push/pull dynamic. It was 1970, and the Chicano movement was just a couple years old. This is when I made my entrance into the world and when my parents decided to dedicate their lives to fighting for justice. Being the eldest and only daughter in this family meant attending meetings, overhearing ideological arguments, and witnessing critical, not always constructive, dialogue, that often times resulted in diverging m

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