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To be considered, please submit an original unpublished (including print and online publications) manuscript of 700-1500 words, a title, and a 150-word biography in Microsoft Word.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

Le digo a mi hijo que lo amo al menos cien veces al dia. Sometimes in Spanish, sometimes in English, but always with my whole heart. I love my son with every ounce of my being and every bone in my body, and I choose to love him in the oldest of ways. Unlike me, my child will never have to question whether or not he is wanted, or if he belongs. Mijo will always belong, if nowhere else then in my heart. My son, Kai, was born unto a mother that truly knows his worth.I grew up in Snook, Texas. A community that never really wanted anything to do with who I was. My entire familial identity on my father’s side was reduced to being one of the first groups of Mexicans to take up residence in an other

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