My mother wasn’t talking to me and I felt like every passerby, even my own reflection in the mirror, was looking at my men’s boots, black cap and men’s button down shirt with disgust, hate and fear because I didn’t … Continue reading →
We are all back from NYC. Thanks for the incredible support and love. Many of you asked how it went- Our daughter’s, Klarissa Gonzalez and Jessica Gonzalez were breathtakingly honest and eloquent in the stories they shared with Katie Couric. … Continue reading →
Marimacha Mami and Mami #2 have no shame buying crafts to make their birthday girl a mum! And, we used another mom’s digital coupon to save $6! Those will be saved for the other baby’s dorm supplies coming up soon! … Continue reading →
We spent the first minutes of 2013, watching San Antonio blast in the New Year from a random hill that gave us the most remarkable view of the horizon starting from Fort Sam, west across the sky to our downtown … Continue reading →
The voices in Empanada’s kitchen will definitely not be shy! Each probadita is told from the bustling space of the kitchen and heavily spiced with hurt and yearning, lust, desire, passion and bliss. Each bite of Empanada will take you on a journey through the heart of Paloma, a young lesbiana learning to maneuver her loving heart through a culture of judgment. This collection of vignettes is divided into three macroscopic sections: Food, Religion and Sex where personal, cultural and gender identity are in constant flux, but finally birth a new geographic space in Latina, Chicana, Mexican and Lesbian literature and lesbianidad.
Every Summer when I was a little girl my parents shipped me off to my Abuelita Olivia in McAllen, Brownsville, Mission or whichever other Rio Grande Valle city she chose to rest her feet in that particular year. I was … Continue reading →
On her first day of summer, Big J drew a 5’x5’ table of the 30 colleges she plans to apply for in the fall.Since I came into the girl’s life almost 8 years ago as their Ama, I have been … Continue reading →
Unsuspected circumstances drove Erika and I out of town this weekend. This is the first time in 5 months we are not taking someone to a recital, a tutoring session, to the dentist or both working our two full-time jobs … Continue reading →