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The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer
EXPERIENCE / MEMORIAS / TEJAS / WRITING

The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer

The In-Between Spaces and Ambiguity: Finding my Voice as a Writer by Maribel Hermosillo I was born and raised in San Antonio by migrant parents from Zacatecas, Mexico. Like many other children in this region, I grew up with the cultura of North Central Mexico but with tendencies of a Tejana. Essentially, this means I … Continue reading

“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”
LADY POWER / MEMORIAS

“I love myself when I am laughing, and again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

Zora Neale Hurston was a writer, poet and anthropologist. She was born on January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, but she spent her childhood years in Eatonville, Florida, an all black community where her father became the mayor. In her story, Their Eyes Are Watching God, a similar place is depicted where black folks can control their … Continue reading

Toward A Pop Culture Womanism: A Call for Mobilization via the life sounds of Jenni Rivera, M.I.A and Beyoncé
COMMENTARY / CULTURE / CYBERCULTURE / FEMINISM / LADY POWER / MUSIC / SOCIAL JUSTICE

Toward A Pop Culture Womanism: A Call for Mobilization via the life sounds of Jenni Rivera, M.I.A and Beyoncé

First of all, before I begin my last post of 2013, I want to say thank you to all of our readers. We see big things popping off for NenaWorld in 2014- we are two years in the game, and we are just getting started. A luta continúa! To begin, one may ask, why is … Continue reading

Guest Post: A One-sided Discussion Regarding the Privilege of Male Performers in the Music Industry: starring Justin Bieber and R. Kelly
CAPITALISM / COMMENTARY / CULTURE / FEMINISM / MASS MEDIA / MUSIC

Guest Post: A One-sided Discussion Regarding the Privilege of Male Performers in the Music Industry: starring Justin Bieber and R. Kelly

By Michele Pierini Tommy Fischer, 19, finished high school last year by taking classes electronically over the Internet. Born to a single teen mother, Fischer has no plans for further education due to disinterest. He has had several legal troubles including traffic violations, alleged underage drinking, and even seizure of his pet monkey. Recently while … Continue reading

Letting
POETRY

Letting

Letting Apple trees sleep in the sand. Turquoise tidings greet my chest. Corn tortillas graze my fingers, hot on the iron surface. My black hair shines. In the city my feet pace street food. They call me gringa here. As I squint North to Mt. Rainier, they call me other things there. I forgive them in the … Continue reading