VOTERS,IMMIGRANTS AND QUINCEAÑERAS.
Hola my holy-moly Latinopians! Your Tia Tenopia is still reeling from the electoral power we Latinos showed in the election a few weeks ago. And your Tia isn’t the only one who has been giving it some thought. This week we have a really thoughtful blog from Sara Inés Calderón about where we go from here. Check out THINKING LATINA with SARA INÉS CALDERÓN. Your Tia wishes she could write like Sara Inés, she’s my heroine. Que mujer!
This week we have two new videos. In Music we hear from Mark Guerrero once more. This time it’s an original song about the plight of the immigrant worker in America. Check out “Ay, yi,yi,yi, Nobody Told Me.”
Also this week, we visit with Texas Chicana author Diana López. Diana has been quite active–not only has she written three books, but she also works at the Chicano Centro Victoria, at the University of Houston at Victoria, Texas where she helps edit and publish the literary journal Huizache. Latinopia caught up with Diana at the Centro Victoria and she reads here her short story, “Quinceanunca: Never Fifteen.” This is a poignant story about the pressures that face a young Mexican American woman as she confronts hormonal changes in her body, all set in the context of the lavish tradition of the Quinceañera.
And speaking of hormonal changes. In this week’s visit with Zombie Mex Diaries we learn that our Mexican zombie boy is beginning to turn more and more human. What’s going on anyway and where will it end?