About Ofrenda Magazine

Key Word: Wisdom

Ofrenda Magazine is a multimedia publication that explores Xicanx and Latinx spirituality, earth-centered wisdom traditions, social and earth justice, and healing arts. We share wisdom from our community for the health of people and planet.

In Ofrenda, you'll find creative and informative works from a wide range of Xicanx (Chicana/x/o), Indigenous, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx contributors, including writers, artists, poets, healers, curanderx, activists, and those who celebrate their perspectives. In 2021, we’re featuring these amazing contributors in bi-monthly digital issues and a year-end print anthology.

The magazine was founded as una ofrenda—an offering—to the community, to seekers and practitioners, to our ancestors, to the earth, and to the many generations that will follow us. May our healing and self care be their wellness.

Publish with us

We welcome submissions on an ongoing basis. Learn more on our submissions page. If you're interested in writing a column or contributing editorial graphics, please contact the editor by email.

Join us as a supporter

Ofrenda is a grassroots-funded organization that relies on the generosity of readers like you to continue our work. We share our PDF e-magazine and copies of our print anthology with donors. Learn more about the benefits of being a supporter hereAny amount you choose to give will have a meaningful impact on the work we do. Thank you. Gracias. Tlazocamati.

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Land Acknowledgement

Ofrenda began on the ancestral lands of several Indigenous peoples, including the Council of the Three Fires—the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations—as well as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations. We offer our respect and gratitude to the Indigenous peoples who live in northern Illinois and whose ancestors inhabit in that place.

Ofrenda now operates on the ancestral lands of the Chumash people. We’re grateful for the beauty of this land and the ocean nearby; we offer our respect and gratitude to the Chumash people and their ancestors for infusing this land with their energy, love, and care. We are committed to supporting landback initiatives that restore ancestral lands to the Chumash people.

Founder / Editor in Chief

Marcy Carbajal

Advisory Circle

Nadia Zepeda
Sara Monroy Solis


Marcy extends muchísimas gracias to Maestra Ixtoii Paloma Cervantes for her teachings and especially to Erika Buenaflor, curandera, for the plática that set this project in motion.

We also thank uncredited friends and family members who offer their guidance, editorial wisdom, and practical services.

Fiscal Sponsor (for Receiving Donations)

Ofrenda Magazine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Ofrenda Magazine must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

[As a fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas does not provide funding but oversees Ofrenda Magazine’s use of donations. Fractured Atlas provides tax receipts for any donations received on behalf of the magazine.]


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We extend deep gratitude to all of our donors and supporters. Thank you for helping us share this work with the world.

GRANTING Foundations

Contributors who have gifted their writings

AnaLouise Keating
Cameron Navarro
Chicueyi Coatl
Cinthya M. Saavedra
Cuauhtli Cihuatl
Erika Buenaflor
Gavin Van Horn
Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

INdividual Donors and Supporters

Amalia Mesa-Bains
Candice Foster
Deborah Najman
Emily Carlin
Erika Buenaflor
Ernie C.

Huilotl Tlatlatilli

Ivybelle Palu

Jonathan Flores
Lara Medina
Laura Podell

Mariela Marin
Marisol Rerucha

Monica Foote
Nadia Korths
Samantha Ramirez
Veta Gashgai

Additional Visual Credits

STock photoS and Illustrations, Editorial Use

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