Mujeres de Maiz en Movimiento: Spiritual Artivism, Healing Justice, and Feminist Praxis (Paperback)

Mujeres de Maiz en Movimiento: Spiritual Artivism, Healing Justice, and Feminist Praxis By Amber Rose González (Editor), Felicia 'Fe' Montes (Editor), Nadia Zepeda (Editor) Cover Image
By Amber Rose González (Editor), Felicia 'Fe' Montes (Editor), Nadia Zepeda (Editor)
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Founded in 1997, Mujeres de Maiz (MdM) is an Indigenous Xicana–led spiritual artivist organization and movement by and for women and feminists of color. Chronicling its quarter-century-long herstory, this collection weaves together diverse stories with attention to their larger sociopolitical contexts. The book crosses conventional genre boundaries through the inclusion of poetry, visual art, testimonios, and essays.

MdM’s political-ethical-spiritual commitments, cultural production, and everyday practices are informed by Indigenous and transnational feminist of color artistic, ceremonial, activist, and intellectual legacies. Contributors fuse stories of celebration, love, and spirit-work with an incisive critique of interlocking oppressions, both intimate and structural, encouraging movement toward “a world where many worlds fit.”

The multidisciplinary, intergenerational, and critical-creative nature of the project coupled with the unique subject matter makes the book a must-have for high school and college students, activist-scholars, artists, community organizers, and others invested in social justice and liberation.

About the Author

Amber Rose González is a scholar-activist, a professor of ethnic studies at Fullerton College, and a writer-researcher-organizer with Mujeres de Maiz.

Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, organizer, poet, performer, professor, and holistic wellness practitioner. She is the co-founder and director of Mujeres de Maiz.

Nadia Zepeda is an assistant professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at California State University–Fullerton and an interdisciplinary scholar-activist who has been working with Mujeres de Maiz since 2016.

Praise For…

“The members of Mujeres de Maiz have been building and enriching Chicanx/Latinx, feminist[s] of color, and activist communities for [more than] twenty-five years. Finally, we have a text to document the years of praxis they have been enacting and their visions for the future.”—Anita Tijerina Revilla, activist and professor at California State University, Los Angeles

"We are here, living inheritors of de-colonial feminist movements. We gather across continental divides as 'sisters of the yam,' 'womanists,' 'third world liberationists,' 'nepantleras' and as feminist-of-color creators, students, teachers—practitioners of the possible. Today, we are called to gather as 'Mujeres de Maiz.'  This book's chapters impart what we have learned and want to give back: cooperative modes of power, indigenous systems of communalism, philosophies and practices of non-violence, ancient spiritual practices and time-honored medicine ways. All readers are invited to join, to carry mujerista legacies forward, to re-member, to re-stor(y)!"—Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara


Product Details
ISBN: 9780816552931
ISBN-10: 0816552932
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 448
Language: English