This is such an exquisitely fun (and dark) book to be in. My story “Monarchs and Maidens” is in here as well as many truly inspired stories taking place in Santa Cruz County. We just did a reading at SkyLight Books for it in Los Angeles. I always wanted to read at SkyLight and now … More Santa Cruz Noir is Here
“Nüremberg Principal IV states that “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him” We are in a moral crisis and none of us should be sleeping at night. … More Calling on all California State Politicians to Respond
I’m from the land of no apologies of no forgiveness of something you did when you were seven being held against you from set bed times and daily chores: that one load of laundry, empty the trash, sweep the floor nothing in the sink; nothing on the floor perfection A family of Latinas who call … More Daughter Lands Borders
is my newest personal essay up on Rabble Lit. I love this journal and the work they publish. It continually makes me feel like my perspective–my own working class background now has a voice and I appreciate that. I’m glad they wanted a piece on teaching in prison.
Not long ago, my kids’ school, was–when you get right down to it–bullied by the local school district. Almost since its inception, our school has been accused of ‘recruiting’ students to its programming–though most arrive on the doorstep of our charter severely exhausted at what amounts to beating one’s head against a wall advocacy of … More A Chancla Thrown at School District Nonsense
My other blog Tales of a Sierra Madre will host 30 poems and 30 days. Join me with your own in the comments. Here’s to a month of poems.
We’ll be making t-shirts of course but in the meantime, here’s the new logo for Pachuca Productions — the new Latina owned microtheatre started by Tina Terrazas and I in Plumas County. We move around the county producing original plays, variety shows, and provocative works by other women. Message us if you’d like to get … More Pachuca Productions Logo Is Finally Here!