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July 30, 2015

The word Chingona is something I’ve heard for most of my life.  I have been surrounded by them constantly in fact.  My mother, my many Tias, and friends have fit this bill for me.  No Betty Homemakers in the bunch.  I’m talking strong moms, activist, feminist, and business owners with Moxie! They stretch simple ingredients into full meals.  They keep families fed, clothed, and on budget.  Chingonas find a way.  They find a way every time. 


Failure is not an option for these strong ladies. 


I’m always shocked when people think it’s some kind of bad word.  Google it!  You’ll find tons of people asking if it’s a bad word or even an insult. It reminds me when people thought t...

July 14, 2015

To help celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year I hosted a Facebook contest called,  “Who’s a Chingona in your life?” I received an outpouring of nominations, which made my heart sing!  A taste of some of my favorites are:


-Eva Arlene – Nominated her mother for battling breast cancer and making dresses for underprivileged kids around the world.


- Cynthia Cody- Nominated Rosa Canales, a singer, songwriter. Rosa is an Activist that has stood up for many people that normally wouldn’t have a voice.


-Luis Gonzales- Nominated his mom Brenda Maria Guerrero, a single mom that  raised 2 good hearted, smart and ambitious boys.


-Robbie Wilson- Nominated her wife Sharalyn Lawrence, who rose above hard circumstances and earn...

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