About Ofrenda Magazine

Ofrenda Magazine is a new multimedia publication that explores Xicanx and Latinx spirituality, ancestral wisdom traditions, social/eco-justice, and healing arts.

We feature creative and informative works from a wide range of Xicanx (Chicana/x/o), Indigenous, Latinx, and Afro-Latinx contributors—writers, artists, poets, healers, activists, and others—and those who celebrate their perspectives.

In Ofrenda, you'll find topical explorations that span ancestral cosmovisions and culture, earth-centered and embodied spiritual practice, curanderismo, the cosmos/cosmic sacred, wellness and self-care, spiritual herbalism, curanderismo, inspired activism and environmental justice, “spiritual mestizaje” (blended perspectives, including Eastern views), and querencia.

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.

We welcome creative and informative submissions from the community 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.

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our work takes place 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 this place.

Publisher

Big Like Jupiter LLC
A Creative Services and Media Organization

Founding Editor / Executive Director

Marcy Carbajal

Audio & Video Editing

Hawkins Carbajal Van Horn

Gratitude

Marcy extends muchisimas 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.

Contributors

See Contributors

Supporters

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

Foundations

INdividual Donors

Mariela M.
Laura P.
Veta G.
Ernie C.

Contributors who have gifted their writings

AnaLouise Keating
Cameron Navarro
Chicueyi Coatl
Cinthya M. Saavedra
Cuauhtli Cihuatl
Erika Buenaflor

Patreon Supporters

Deborah Najman
Marisol Rerucha
Huilotl Tlatlatilli

Additional Visual Credits

STock photoS and Illustrations, Editorial Use

iStock.com/07_av; amygdala_imagery; Andrey Danilovich; Benjavisa; borchee; db_beyer;
den-belitsky; Discovod; Dole08; Elijah-Lovkoff; emreogan; Gerald Corsi; Hana Richterova; ilbusca; jamielawton; Jennifer Gauld; Jevtic; kdshutterman; MarjanCermelj; NNehring; ph2212; seven75; shakzu; Stefan Rotter; Sundry Photography; timisaak; Viktor_Kitaykin; Vladimir18; VvoeVale; 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
iStock.com/BushAlex