Pachanga Fest 2013!
Pachanga Fest 2013!
Every time I go down HWY 71 to visit my family in Houston I pass Casa Guanajuato. My mom is from Guanajuato so it brings back memories of visiting Mexico every summer and going to all the tienditas.
Arte de Guanajuato Mexico located at:4767 East Hwy 71, Del Valle, TX 78617
-Some faves by Andrea Z.
“¡Poesía está en la calle!”
“Films, mostly brown.”
“Inside the life of a twenty three year old mujer trying to figure out what all these cosas mean. Sounds like mission impossible.”
“Where CRUNK Meets CONSCIOUSNESS and FEMINISM Meets COOL”
Favorite posts: Glowing in the Dark: Being Feminist at the Movies & Immigration Reform: What Queer & Trans Immigrants & Our Allies & How Chris Brown is Effing Up My Sex Life: A B-Side to Dating While Feminist
“…a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture.”
“An alternative archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color.”
Favorite posts: Scrolling through #Chicana
By Diana Gomez
Sometimes my pants don’t fit me and it really grinds my gears.
How can a pair of pants you’ve known for a good while, friggin betray you one day out of nowhere?
They pick the worst day. And on that day they want to suffocate me from the hips/waist. It’s bullshit.
I have no choice but to become a luchadora and fight/wrestle my way into those stupid jeans because “fuck it, they’re gonna fit damn it!!”
For a second, I look over at a pair of spanxx in my drawer, which I own because Oprah told me I should own some. But I don’t want to go “there” just yet. I can do this.
After 10-15 minutes of grunts and using my bed as some sort of leverage, I finally lie down and let out a “mother faaaaaaaa!” (…too tired to finish the phrase).
I catch my breath, and feel the sun peering in from the window. Ya know what? Fuck it; let’s wear a dress. We’ll class this shit up. I peel off the tightly gripped pants, take deep breaths and slip on a dress.
Then upon closer examination of my legs I see that I haven’t shaved in a pretty good amount of time. Not classy. And before I can think of changing again I say “Screw it! You’re late! It’s Austin—keep it weird—keep it weird, it’s cool. Bahh! Let’s go!”
I get into my car, start the engine, look down at my stubbly legs and mumble “damn it…stupid pants” along the way to my destination.
This X-mas get your family and friends the gift of literatura, arte, y liberacion! Resistencia Bookstore is hosting its yearly X-mas Tiendita this Saturday, December 15 from 12-5pm!
Tis’ the season for mass stampede-style shopping. But we wanna remind you to shop locally for the holidays and support Resistencia, the one-and-only community-based, Chican@ bookstore. If you still got presents to buy join us for a badass shopping experience.
Come kick back with friends and eat some FREE snacks. We, Andrea and Diana, writers of La Chola Bloga, will be there to recommend books and media perfect for you and your loved ones. Love boxing, zines, rap mujerista? We got your covered!
See you there amig@s!
Dr. Drea and Dianamyte
COME ON OUT & VISIT US THIS SATURDAY!!Resistencia Bookstore:a liberated space for independent thinking, community building, and creative & revolutionary visionpresentsits yearly X-MAS TIENDITA:where you will find unique holiday gift items:Artesanía, Jewelry, Tarjetas, Posters, Literature, Música, y Liberación!12pm - 5pm Saturday December 15, 2012Resistencia Bookstore, casa de Red Salmon Arts1801-A South First St., Austin, TejaztlánResistencia Bookstore will showcase the following artistic works:Original Art Prints by Rocio GutierrezJewelry by tk karakashian tunchezChingoZine: writers & artists including editor & contributer Claudia ZapataArte Cotidiano Jewelry by emerging youth Chicana artist Anabel Gomez& other guest artists to be announced …PLUSfamily made Tamales available by the dozen!GUEST APPEARANCE by las mujeres de La Chola BlogaThis gathering is yet another humble offering in memory of our elder raúlrsalinaswho founded this tradition of showcasing local and regional arts & crafts atResistencia Bookstore’s X-MAS TIENDITA.
Resistencia Bookstore is a neighborhood center, providing quality literature to Austin communities since 1983.
Specializing in Native, Chicana/o, Mexicana/o, Latina/o, African-American, feminist, and children’s bilingual literature.Buy your season’s gift items from a community-based bookstorewho supports & features artwork, books, and art by local, national, and international artists, writers, and activists.
Ever since I was a youngin’…I’ve had an intense love for Slow Jamz. They are so slow and jammy. You can do so many cool things while listening to them: bob you head up and down, grind real smooth-like, rub all up ons somebody, or make sweet sweet love all night and day.
1. ”Pony” by Ginuwine
2. ”Nobody” by Keith Sweat
3. “Get It On Tonight” by Montell Jordan
4. “Too Close” by Next
5. ”Nice and Slow” by Usher
6. “Wat’chu Like” by Da Brat
7. ”I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men
8. “I Wanna Know” by Joe
9. “Makin’ Good Love” by Avant
10. “Freak Me” by Silk
In Photo: Gudalupe “Rick” Rodriguez and Juan Izaguirre, our roommates :)
We did it! Now that school is done and over with, we get to be free and take on new adventures. Diana and I have started to volunteer at Resistencia Bookstore! Juan, my boyfriend, has started working as an assistant editor for a documentary on the XL Keystone Pipeline. Rick is working full-time now providing therapy for children with autism. We were pretty freaked-out at first about graduation but things are turning out relatively good. This chapter of our lives has ended and the beginning of the next one (the ‘awkward 20-somethings phase’) looks promising. There’s also great things in store for La Chola Bloga!
This summer were going to bring you weekly coverage of Resistencia Bookstore events! Take a look at what you’ve missed this Spring by clicking “view archive.” Catch up and hype yourself up for our upcoming posts, which will feature great multimedia content and some tips on what to do this summer.
Andrea and Diana
¡¡Pachanga Fest 2012!!
If there was an Austin’s Best Music Festival Award, this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival would definitely blow ACL and Fun Fun Fun Fest out of the competition. The line up was composed of socially conscious and amazingly talented musicians, of all genres and of numerous nationalities. The space was welcoming, filled with friendly faces everywhere. It was an environment that was so chill that musicians were walking around and talking with fans. So instead of spending 200 dollars ($_$) for ACL, just to listen to the same bands that come on the radio all the time, save your money for Pachanga Fest 2013!
More photos from Pachanga Fest taken by Monica Zarate and Andrea Zarate.
Because I love film so much and always want to learn about the work of women of color filmmakers, I took a course this Spring semester called Women Filmmakers in the Middle East with Professor Jeannette Okur.
Listen to this podcast on my final film analysis project. Then go check out these films!
Caramel Directed by Nadine Labaki
And on the other hand…
Bedwin Hacker Directed by Nadia El Fani
I Love You Rosa Directed by Işıl Özgentürk