We are doing a second and updated release of this collection, with new content. It will be released as a book.
I have a term that is called nos-otras, and I put a dash between the nos and the otras. The nos is the subject “we,” that is the people who were in power and colonized others. The otras is the “other,” the colonized group. Then there is also the dash, the divide between us. However, what is happening, after years of colonization, is that all the divides disappear a little bit because the colonizer, in his or her interaction with the colonized, takes on a lot of their attributes. And, of course, the person who is colonizing leaks into our stuff. So we are neither one nor the other; we are really both. There is not a pure other; there is not a pure subject and not a pure object. We are implicated in each other’s lives. -Gloria Anzaldua
The 1st zine devoted to la Mera Nepantlera.
A zine created by the folks she influenced; from the place she grew up
in-the borderlands. How her writing created a new consciousness and gave voice to her generation and future generations – and how this allows others to find our voice with our border/ed tongues.
To submit poetry, mixed media, essays (up to 500 words), postcard fiction go here.
Hermana Resist Press is an all volunteer project that was born to publish and promote the voices and work of women of color and people of color, with topics that are not usually picked up by mainstream publishers and from underrepresented writers.
If you’d like to join in the publication of the second edition of Nos/Otras, you’re in the right place. Please send a letter of interest with your experience in editing, writing, publishing and activism with your vision of interaction and commitment of at least one year to this project to hermanaresistpress at gmail.com
Some possible positions and areas in which you might be a fit:
- social media
- news releases
- media outreach
- outreach coordinator
- Research markets