Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

About & Contact Info

Viva la Feminista is a blog written by Veronica I. Arreola, who is trying to navigate and understand the intersection between feminism, motherhood and her Latinadad.

Veronica is a respected member of the Chicago and national feminist community having worked with organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Women Employed and the National Organization for Women. She lives in Chicago with her partner of 19 years (married for 12, don't freak at the math!), their school-age daughter and adopted doxie.

By day Veronica works at a Chicago university as the assistant director of a women's research center where she directs its women in science and engineering program. In 2007, her peers recognized her work on and off campus by naming her as Woman of the Year. It still takes Veronica's breath away to say that.

Veronica began blogging waaaay back in the stone ages of blogging - late 2000 - to address her horrible case of post-election depression. In 2001, her Pro-choice Webring was featured a Village Voice story about how pro-choice activists were turning to the internet to organize against the Bush Administration. Veronica's former blog was one of the first to be written by a Latina about feminism. Since then she has contributed to a number of blogs including Chicago Parent, Chicago Moms Blog and currently Girl w/Pen (check the header for all current blogs). Viva la Feminista was born in 2007 as Veronica began to write professionally and decided she needed a new blog too.   

Veronica is a frequent speaker on many things feminist. You can reach her at veronica(dot)arreola(at)gmail.com, at Facebook and on Twitter.