Tag: Chicana

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

My mama sent me this heavy black and beige Mexican serape poncho with a big Aztec calendar emblazoned on the front. “I figured you could make some pillows out of it,” she said, remembering the diy serape pillows I made a while…

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

Latina Heroes: Painted Peg Dolls

I wanted to create dolls that were an example of strong women in the Latina community so my daughters could identify with them and be inspired. I’ve been going a little loca over these teeny tiny peg dolls lately. After…

How to dress like a “Chola” for Halloween

How to dress like a “Chola” for Halloween

Inspired by the Southern California cholo culture, here is everything you need to pull off the “chola” look this Halloween. I have a thing for cholas. Don’t be scurrred. Someone once told me if you forbid your children from doing…