DAY 6 #NAJOWRIMOPROMPT: WHAT WERE YOU DOING TEN YEARS AGO?

Whoa. Life got ahead of me, and I am beeehind. So here we go.. “Today, take some time and travel back ten years ago (2005) in your life. Review photos or journal entries to help remember what was going on in your life ten years ago. How things changed for you since then? Did you…

Anzaldúa, Coyolxahqui , and Dorothy: Homecoming and Re-Membering

Earlier this month I attended a conference titled: “The Feminist Architecture of Gloria Anzaldúa: New Translations, Crossings and Pedagogies in Anzaldúan Thought”. Although I only could attend half of day 2, it felt like an intense, and deeply rooted homecoming. I first became familiar with Gloria Anzaldúa’s  work in 1996, when I was an undergraduate student at The…

Colposcopy Pains: What I Wish I Would Have Done

This post is going to talk about gynecology stuffs, specifically: the colposcopy. If you don’t want to know about this fucked up vagina procedure, feel free to skip, or better yet, pass this on to someone who you love who has a vagina. A colposcopy is done when your have an abnormal pap smear that…

Holiday Vegan Recipe #11: Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

IMPORTANT: This pie needs to be set overnight in the refrigerator. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie 1/2 cup of vegan sugar 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin 1 cup of soy milk (plain) (or other non dairy milk) 1/2 block silken tofu 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 container of vegan cream cheese 1…

Vegan Holiday Recipe #10: Vegan Pancit

Pancit is a Filipino noodle which can be made various ways. Growing up in Salinas, it was common to see Mexican and Filipino families working together and living in the same neighborhoods. My sister acquired this recipe from one of her long-time friends and for years has included this dish to our family Thanksgiving feasts….