Alphabetizando by Elizabeth Catlett
NENA WORLD initiated in Austin, TX in 2012 by a collective womyn who decided to resist imposed misogyny, whiteness, marginalization and violence upon communities of color by creating a virtual outlet of expression where we digest personal, communal, and global experiences through interviews, critical and reflective pieces, personal narratives, that often include music, photography, video, and art.
“Nena” is a blanket term meaning “girl” used in parts of Africa and much of Latin America. It also means “dear” in Swahili and “chica” in Puerto Rico. We see ourselves as part of a growing web of young womyn of color that are working towards strengthening a supporting network for personal narratives, decolonized culture, and a revolutionary existence. In NENA WORLD we celebrate our sisters and call out our oppressors.