About Ofrenda Magazine

Key Words: Wisdom, Healing, Connection

Ofrenda Magazine explores explores Xicanx and Latinx spiritualities, ancestral connection, social and eco justice, curanderismo, and other healing arts. We share wisdom from our community that acknowledges interconnection, promotes wellbeing, and honors the earth.

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.

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 who will follow us.

Publication Schedule

In 2021, we published bi-monthly digital issues. Find details on our Issues and Collections page.

In 2022, we are publishing two double-themed volumes, which will be available through a print-on-demand platform. These will launch around the time of the solstices. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified of their availability.

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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 continuing respect and gratitude to the Indigenous peoples who live in northern Illinois and whose ancestors inhabit that place.

Ofrenda now operates on the ancestral lands of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini (ytt), “the people of the full moon,” also known as the Northern Chumash people. We’re grateful for the beauty of this land and the ocean nearby; we offer our respect and gratitude to the ytt and their ancestors for infusing this land with their energy, love, and care—their flower and song. With sorrow, we acknowledge the horrific acts of genocide committed by the early Spanish and U.S. settlers and their governments. We are committed to supporting language revitalization initiatives as well as landback initiatives that restore governance and stewardship of land and ocean to the ytt. Specifically, we support and encourage our readers to support the efforts of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.

Publisher

Ofrenda Media LLC

Founder / Editor in Chief / Creative director

Marcy Carbajal, M.A.

Editorial Team

Katherine Faydash, Copy Editor, Print
Andrea Dominguez, Copy Editor, Spanish
Rosa Manriquez, Social Media Support
Suzy González, Consulting Art Acquisitions Editor

Advisory Circle

Sarah Monroy Solís, J.D.
Suzy González, M.F.A.
Cameron Navarro, L.M.S.W.
Gavin Van Horn, Ph.D.

En Memoria

Marcy gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Maestra Cuauhtli Cihuatl (also known as CC), who enthusiastically supported Ofrenda Magazine throughout our first year. She shared her medicina with us generously, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to publish her words. Tlazocamati, Maestra.

Gratitude

Marcy extends many thanks to Maestra Ixtoii Paloma Cervantes for her teachings and to Erika Buenaflor 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.

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Contributors

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Supporters

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

GRANTING Foundations

Nathan Cummings Foundation
Kalliopeia Foundation

Contributors who have gifted their writings (2021)

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

INdividual Donors and Supporters (2021-22)

PRODUCERS + MONTHLY SUPPORTERS

Candice Foster
donna coyle
Ginger Hitzke

Jordany Genao
Lara Medina

Maria Sierra

SUPPORTERS

ANONYMOUS

Alejandro Murillo
Alicia Trujillo

Alicia Wun
Amalia Mesa-Bains
Ana Moreno

Andres Versage
Angela María Spring
Ariel Chavez
Aurora Dowdy
Candice Foster

Cecilia Sáenz Becerra

Christina Hernandez

Christopher Lopez
Corina Benavides Lopez

Cristina Garcia
Daniel Rerucha
Danielle Peláez
Dawn Shedrick
Deborah Najman
Deborah Sandoval

Donnae Wahl

Elizabeth Engle
Emily Carlin
Emily Garcia
Erika Buenaflor
Ernie C.

Evonne Gallardo
Guadalupe Munoz

Hannah Méndez

Huilotl Tlatlatilli
Irischa Valentín
Ivybelle Palu
Jasmine Sánchez
Jonathan Flores
Jonathan Martinez
Jorge Ramos

Joshua Alvarez

Kimberly Murillo
Lara Medina
Laura M.
Laura Podell
Leo
Liliana Rivera

Lourdes Arias

Luz Rodriguez
Lydia Chernitsky Hamd
Lylianna Allala

Maria Sierra

Mariela Marin
Marilyn Gracia
Marisol Rerucha
Melissa Jamieson

Michele Kahrs

Michelle Domingues
Monica Foote

Nadia Korths
nicole iadevaia

Paloma Andazola-Reza
Peggy Acott

Queen Auset
Rae Bennett
Raquel Frausto
Rebeca Ramirez
Reyna Ruiz
Rubi Gastelum-Plata
Samantha Ramirez
Sara Artemisia

Sarah Nunez
Sonia Orban-Price

Sylvia Resendez

Veronica Resendez
Veta Gashgai
Victoria Cuseo

Victoria Valadez

Additional Visual Credits

STock photoS and Illustrations, Editorial Use

iStock.com/07_av; amygdala_imagery; Andrey Danilovich; Benjavisa; borchee; db_beyer;
den-belitsky; crisserbug; CSA-Printstock; Discovod; Dole08; drferry; Elijah-Lovkoff; emreogan; Gerald Corsi; Hana Richterova; ilbusca; Iryna Kharkova; jamielawton; Jennifer Gauld; Jevtic; J-Palys; JohannesK; kdshutterman; Leontura; Marcos Elihu Castillo Ramirez; MarjanCermelj; mustafa güner; Niall_Majury; NNehring; ph2212; seven75; shakzu; Stefan Rotter; Sundry Photography; Tatyana Antusenok; timisaak; Tycson1; Viktor_Kitaykin; Vladimir18; VvoeVale; yasupi; Yurdakul
creativemarket.com/1981 Rustic studio kan; Alaina Jensen; Barb Wire N Spurs; BarvArt; Doodle Cloud Studio; Elements Kit; Fizzy Images; La Paloma; Lana Elanor; Laras Wonderland; Lizzie; Jacklyn; Offset; PhotoVector; RuleByArt; Solefield; Swatch Supply

Stock Videos, Editorial Use

iStock.com/Darkves
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iStock.com/Schroptschop