About Ofrenda Magazine

Key Words: Wisdom, Healing, Connection

Ofrenda Magazine is a digital and  print 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 see our collaborations page.

Partner with us as a supporter

Ofrenda is a non-profit project that relies on the partnership of readers and supporters. In 2021, we’re producing a limited-edition print anthology to say thank you to donors at most levels. Learn more about the benefits of being a supporter here. 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 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, M.A.

Advisory Circle

Cameron Navarro, L.M.S.W.
Suzy González, M.F.A.
Sara Monroy Solis, J.D.


Marcy extends muchísimas gracias 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.

Donate now at Fractured Atlas!


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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 (2021)


Candice Foster
donna coyle
Ginger Hitzke
Lara Medina



Alejandro Murillo
Alicia Trujillo
Amalia Mesa-Bains
Ana Moreno
Angela María Spring
Ariel Chavez
Aurora Dowdy
Candice Foster
Corina Benavides Lopez
Daniel Rerucha
Danielle Peláez
Dawn Shedrick
Deborah Najman
Deborah Sandoval

Elizabeth Engle
Emily Carlin
Emily Garcia
Erika Buenaflor
Ernie C.
Guadalupe Munoz

Hannah Méndez

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

Kimberly Murillo
Lara Medina
Laura M.
Laura Podell
Liliana Rivera
Lydia Chernitsky Hamd
Lylianna Allala

Mariela Marin
Marilyn Gracia
Marisol Rerucha
Melissa Jamieson
Monica Foote

Nadia Korths
nicole iadevaia
Peggy Acott
Rae Bennett
Raquel Frausto
Rebeca Ramirez
Reyna Ruiz
Rubi Gastelum-Plata
Samantha Ramirez
Sara Artemisia
Sonia Orban-price
Veta Gashgai
Victoria Cuseo

Additional Visual Credits

STock photoS and Illustrations, Editorial Use

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