I feel the pain in my chest As I'm living through my trauma No, not like you stabbed me in the heart pain No, not like oh my god, my heart is breaking pain No, not that pain No, not that pain More like, I can’t breathe pain My chest feels tight pain It's … Continue reading The Pain, A Free Versed Poem
It’s finally the weekend! I know you had a long week. You went to school. You went to work. You took care of your home. You took care of your pets. Whatever your situation may be, you deserve to rest. This morning I am sharing some positive affirmations from the bottom of my heart. Positive … Continue reading Positive Affirmations
Routine allows us to suppress negative feelings and emotions and stops us from confronting things we need to learn or heal from. For many years I lived a routine life. And it wasn't necessarily that I was doing the same thing every day, but I was feeling and thinking the same thing 24/7. I was not … Continue reading Daily Inspo: Mindfulness
My lovely, badass, take-no-shit women, Go places, chase after your dreams, achieve great things, and do not look back. I remember when I was attending community college I was still undecided about a major. I kept flip-flopping between criminal justice and sociology, then history, then art history, and anyway, you get the point. When considering … Continue reading Dear Women, You Will Not Fall Off the Edge.
Through colonization and assimilation, our identities have been so erased that we are now judged, mocked, criticized, for consciously seeking to reclaim our identities. It is not an easy journey but it is important. This post gives great insight and opens the door to the important dialogue we Chicanx should engage in.
Why Mexica as an Identity?
By Jose Maldonado
Ce Tecpatl Newsletter Vol.3-No.2 (1999)
The Xican@ Indigenous Movement has traditionally been characterized by a strong identification with the Mexica or Aztec culture and civilization. This is an apparent denial of the fact that the majority of Xicanas and Xicanos in the United States are not of Aztec or Mexica descent. Not since the genizaros of the colonial period have large numbers of indigenas from the Central Valley of Mexico migrated northward.
Chicano scholarship has shown that, depending on dates of migration, the sending regions from Mexico are and have been areas many times far removed from the Central Valley, places like Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Michoacán, and more recently Oaxaca. So why do so many Chicana and Chicano activists and politically conscious people of Mexican descent assert their ties to the Mexica, if most in reality have no physical or genetic connection to them? In fact, people…
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“Who taught you to hate yourself?” asked Malcolm. Nos enseñaron a odiarnos a nosotros mismos, Nos enseñaron a odiar nuestra piel color de tierra, Color de la naturaleza, De nuestra conexión a algo fuera de nosotros, Fuera de nuestro control. Como el aire que sopla los granos de tierra en un tornado de caos, Llegaron […] … Continue reading Mexicans Meet Malcolm X — Via insomniacrevolutionary
I know this transformation is painful but you're not falling apart, you're just falling into something different with a new capacity to be beautiful. –William C. Hannan