After I posted about the Census and Dept of Ed boxes that don't properly include Latinos & Latinas, I received some comments & emails about this blog. Comments from Latinas about how they felt like they were raised in a feminist way, but without knowing or learning the word feminist. Comments about struggling with feminism as a Latina. Comments about feeling shunned in women's studies courses (as someone who has two women's studies minors broke my heart). So it's been stewing...What can I do about this?
The Summer of Feminista (or so I'm calling it now, other suggestions much appreciated!) was born.
If you are a Latina and have issues with feminism, things you want to discuss about feminism or merely reflect on how your abuelita raised you in such a radically feminist way despite the fact that she never uttered the word, then I am asking you to submit a guest blog post between the June 29th and Sept 14th, in other words, the rest of the summer. While I appreciate the heavy intellectual stuff (feminism vs womanism), I'm also looking for a straight forward post about your thoughts. No need to footnote your post! Unless you want of course.
You will submit posts to me via email and I will link back to you unless you want to post anonymously. I know some of you have already said that you want to be more open than you think you can be with your name attached. I'm cool with that.
Please use this doodle page to sign up for a week. Please, please leave your email so I can contact you! Thanks!