This digital story traces the importance of Chicana oral histories. Specifically, I explore the politics of knowledge production and history making alongside a story from my family history, and theorize our responsibility for understanding our lives in relation to the strong women who have come before us.
This digital story traces the importance of Chicana feminist cultural citizenship through food when my abuelita began to sell tacos on Friday nights in the small town of Greenleaf, Kansas where she and her family lived in the 1960s.
Based on a quote from my mother's oral history, "I always had my sisters," I imagine and reflect upon the notion of "sisters are special." I explore this particular familial relationship through interweaving interviews, narration, and family photographs of two generations of sisters. I will present this work at NACCS, 2012.
Este es la traducción de Los Falcones: Memories, Familia, Our History al español.
This is the Spanish translation of Los Falcones: Memories, Familia, Our History.
Este video es la traducción de Friday Night Taco Nights al español
This is the Spanish translation of Friday Night Taco Nights
Chicana Feminist Digital Stories
I create digital stories which I see as how I put into practice Chicana feminist theory. My goal is to host a collection of digital stories that reflect the writing and theorizing that guides my academic writing based on Chicanas' experiences of living in the Midwest.