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.
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.
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.
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. Thank you for helping us share this work with the world.