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[Reporting] We Were Angry and Wanted an Outlet: Hijas de la Paz

by Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Summer/Fall 2017, no. 20) When Michelle Lozano and Bree’Anna Guz­man, two young women from Los Angeles’s Lin­coln Heights neigh­bor­hood, were mur­dered with­in months of each oth­er in 2011 and 2012, sis­ters Sele­na Orte­ga and Adri­ana Duran knew they had to act. They didn’t know the mur­dered women, but …

[Essay] How to Grow Old

by Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in issue 6 of Huizache (Fall 2016) Grandma’s prepa­ra­tions for her death began in 1975, some years before I was born. Grand­pa Roland had just died of a heart attack while golf­ing in Grif­fith Park, and she made funer­al arrange­ments at Mira­bal Mor­tu­ary near her house in Lin­coln Heights—not only for …

[Film Review] Don’t Tell Anyone (No le digas a nadie)

By Andrea Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in Bitch (Sum­mer 2016, no. 71) Don’t Tell Any­one (No le digas a nadie) Direc­tor: Mikaela Shw­er Portret Films “No le digas a nadie,” Angy Rivera’s moth­er would warn her about their undoc­u­ment­ed immi­gra­tion sta­tus. Don’t tell any­one. In the doc­u­men­tary of the same name, Angy Rivera chafes against this …

[Interview] Love on the Front Lines: A Roundtable with Co-Editors of Revolutionary Mothering

By Andrea M. Gutier­rez » Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in make/shift (Summer/Fall 2016, no. 19) Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Moth­er­ing: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press), co-edit­ed by Alex­is Pauline Gumbs, Chi­na Martens, and Mai’a Williams, is an anthol­o­gy that cen­ters and cel­e­brates moth­ers and acts of moth­er­ing in mar­gin­al­ized com­mu­ni­ties, in par­tic­u­lar rad­i­cal moth­ers of col­or. Prose and poems …