A Gradual Release

In sixth grade, we had to create a “mousetrap vehicle.” As I remember, we were given very little instruction beyond the requirement that our creation was propelled solely by the snap of a mousetrap for a certain distance. In the days before YouTube, I still remember struggling at home with my parents, trying to figure […]

What Does My Emergence as a Woman Smell Like?

“What does your emergence as a woman taste like?” At The Embodied Woman conference last month, Tina Francis-Mutungu asked us this question which stumped me. Nothing came to mind when she asked, nor in the days and weeks after, but the question stayed with me. Then one morning last week, I realized I needed to tweak the […]

When I Claim All of My Space

I’m a big gal. I’ve always been. I’ve not always loved this body, so I settled for ignoring it. I stopped thinking about my body. I stopped looking at it, feeling it, moving it, seeing it. I stopped living in my body and just lived through it–mostly, because I had no choice. I couldn’t get […]

I Am Mujerista

The main task of theology is liberation. Our gospel is a liberating gospel that frees us from the cosmic power of sin that takes on different shapes and forms in the world. One of these powers is the domination and subjugation of people, one over another, as part of the curse in the garden. Racism […]

The Red Couch: Mujerista Theology Introduction

When I first dedicated my writing to the Glory and Honor of the Most High, I thought I would be the only Latina for miles writing about God, while seeking justice for the oppressed. I was hired by Tintero Projects to read poetry at #NoBanNoWall: Women Writers Unite along with fierce women who both voiced […]