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Poeta. Mujer Feroz y Atrevida. Educator. Survivor. Two-spirit Central American super hero learning to save herself first. Education as the practice of freedom.

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twitter.com/mayachapina:

    Summer retreat Dorm life. I want to post a sign that says “no rapping badly in the lounge after midnight cause it bothers the ancestors and my sleep” and “clean up your Cheese-it’s cochinos! #socialactionwriting

    Summer retreat Dorm life. I want to post a sign that says “no rapping badly in the lounge after midnight cause it bothers the ancestors and my sleep” and “clean up your Cheese-it’s cochinos! #socialactionwriting

    — 1 day ago with 1 note
    #socialactionwriting 
    Irene Mata professor at Wellesley College bought The Cha Cha Files as a gift for someone special. Xoxo love it! #thechachafiles #lschi2014

    Irene Mata professor at Wellesley College bought The Cha Cha Files as a gift for someone special. Xoxo love it! #thechachafiles #lschi2014

    — 2 days ago with 1 note
    #thechachafiles  #lschi2014 
    The one & only Ana Patricia Rodriguez (who wrote my forward)   #mentor #friend #centamstudies #lschi2014 #thechachafiles #iadoreher

    The one & only Ana Patricia Rodriguez (who wrote my forward) #mentor #friend #centamstudies #lschi2014 #thechachafiles #iadoreher

    — 3 days ago
    #centamstudies  #lschi2014  #thechachafiles  #mentor  #iadoreher  #friend 
    Prof. Ariana Vigil of North Carolina Chapel Hill will be teaching my book in the fall! Little. ‘Ol. Me!! #lschi2014 #thechachafiles #gracias

    Prof. Ariana Vigil of North Carolina Chapel Hill will be teaching my book in the fall! Little. ‘Ol. Me!! #lschi2014 #thechachafiles #gracias

    — 3 days ago with 3 notes
    #thechachafiles  #gracias  #lschi2014 
    Kency Cornejo can’t wait to get into #thechachafiles #centamstudies #lschi2014

    Kency Cornejo can’t wait to get into #thechachafiles #centamstudies #lschi2014

    — 3 days ago
    #thechachafiles  #centamstudies  #lschi2014 
    Ricky Maldonado presenting on brown masculinities panel on education at the Latina Latino Studies conference. #lschi2014

    Ricky Maldonado presenting on brown masculinities panel on education at the Latina Latino Studies conference. #lschi2014

    — 3 days ago
    #lschi2014 
    Kenny Cornejo’s amazing presentation on Central American Diasporic art. So inspired! #lschi2014 #centamstudies

    Kenny Cornejo’s amazing presentation on Central American Diasporic art. So inspired! #lschi2014 #centamstudies

    — 4 days ago
    #centamstudies  #lschi2014 
    #lschi2014 brilliant scholar Oriel Siu will be teaching the Cha Cha Files in the fall as apart of her Central America literature class in Washington. 🌟 #thechachafiles

    #lschi2014 brilliant scholar Oriel Siu will be teaching the Cha Cha Files in the fall as apart of her Central America literature class in Washington. 🌟 #thechachafiles

    — 4 days ago with 2 notes
    #thechachafiles  #lschi2014 
    #lschi2014 up and coming scholar Ester Trujillo with The Cha Cha Files after our panel@on Central Americaning on the West Coast #chachafiles

    #lschi2014 up and coming scholar Ester Trujillo with The Cha Cha Files after our panel@on Central Americaning on the West Coast #chachafiles

    — 4 days ago
    #chachafiles  #lschi2014 

    fyqueerlatinxs:

    Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books!

    1. Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazón
    2. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
    3. Down to the Bone by Maya Lazara Dole
    4. City of Night by John Rechy
    5. The Rain God by Arturo Islas
    6. The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    7. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poetica by Maya Chinchilla
    8. Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
    9. Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Colladooc

    This is so beautiful!!!

    — 6 days ago with 2613 notes
    Taking a selfie with Luis Rodriguez. #socialactionwriting #thechachafiles #graciasmaestro #writing #retreating

    Taking a selfie with Luis Rodriguez. #socialactionwriting #thechachafiles #graciasmaestro #writing #retreating

    — 6 days ago with 3 notes
    #thechachafiles  #socialactionwriting  #retreating  #graciasmaestro  #writing 
    Pretty amazing to get some one on one time with the one and only Luis Rodriguez. I tried to give him my book and he said: Ask people pay for it. Don’t give it away. I know with your first book the impulse is great but It’s important work. We need your voice in the world. We should get this at Tia Chucha’s - and then we talked about the writer path, his work with the Maras in ES and Guate, Tired Chicano tropes, the healing work that writers do. It’s so great to see someone immediately connect and who understand the perspective I write from. I would say I’m feeling humbled but I’m actually feeling emboldened which I feel I need more of. Gracias maestro.

    Pretty amazing to get some one on one time with the one and only Luis Rodriguez. I tried to give him my book and he said: Ask people pay for it. Don’t give it away. I know with your first book the impulse is great but It’s important work. We need your voice in the world. We should get this at Tia Chucha’s - and then we talked about the writer path, his work with the Maras in ES and Guate, Tired Chicano tropes, the healing work that writers do. It’s so great to see someone immediately connect and who understand the perspective I write from. I would say I’m feeling humbled but I’m actually feeling emboldened which I feel I need more of. Gracias maestro.

    — 6 days ago with 4 notes

    angrynerdyblogger:

    I wish there was some sort of blanket you could cover yourself with but it didn’t make you warm it just provided the sensation of being covered because some nights it’s just too hot for a blanket but I need something covering me so it’s a choice between boiling to death or being completely vulnerable to monsters

    I feel you.

    (via locuraimaginativa)

    — 1 week ago with 25298 notes
    My back hurts so I’m just going to lie here until it doesn’t. That should fix it.

    My back hurts so I’m just going to lie here until it doesn’t. That should fix it.

    — 1 week ago with 3 notes
    We’re everywhere. #vivalajoteria #joydivison #neworder

    We’re everywhere. #vivalajoteria #joydivison #neworder

    — 1 week ago
    #neworder  #joydivison  #vivalajoteria