the future of brown mujeres media
A growing and developing webpage, Brown Mujeres Media is a xicana-ran writing platform for people of color and allies of marginalized communities. Our aim is to bring together brown mujeres and brown-hearted allies from around the world. We hope Brown Mujeres Media becomes a space where brown hearts speak—unfiltered—and are empathetically heard. We prioritize the writing of those who speak with their corazon en la mano to promote healing and learning across generations. We want to take back our history by telling stories through our own narratives—we seek to replace the narrative of the colonizers. We want to engrave our world view in the minds of nuestra gente, the way it should have been desde the beginning. On this platform, we begin contributing to the histories that are studied. Our narratives will no longer be silenced. Our narratives will no longer be erased. Juntxs, we write our own history. Juntxs we empower one another. Juntxs we challenge. Juntxs, we RISE.
In short: Unapologetically serving brown mujeres, but our mission is bajo construcción. Check back soon for our sizzling, updated mission! (Revised August 2017.)
about the founder
Brown Mujeres Media was founded by a brown mujer of Mexican-American decent, WhenSheWrote. She was born and raised in Houston, TX—pero su acculturation happened in rural Mexico. She proudly upholds the valores that were taught to her in her post-colonized, traditional Mexican household. Unapologetically a radical woman of color, WhenSheWrote speaks with honesty in that hood-hinted, Spanglish vernacular que muchxs conocemos. Catch her wearing her mandil and platicando de la importancia de combatir el machismo en nuestros brown hogares—para el bien of both our womxn and men. Ella decea que todo lo que se publique en esta pagina se para el progreso de all brown hearts. She lives in Upstate New York, where she studies geography at Syracuse University and participates in the global struggle for social and environmental justice.