Ofrenda Magazine is currently on hiatus. We are no longer publishing new content.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We extend deep gratitude to all of our donors and supporters. Thank you for helping us share this work with the world.
PRODUCERS + MONTHLY SUPPORTERS
Angela María Spring
Cecilia Sáenz Becerra
Corina Benavides Lopez
Lydia Chernitsky Hamd