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Editor’s Introduction

In this issue of Ofrenda, we look to the movement of the sky and orient ourselves in the seasons. In our own spirits, we gently dismantle notions of linear time and encourage ourselves to think cyclically. Through their works, the authors in this issue invite you to consider the cosmos and the lineages that swirl through time and tug at us now. They claim their roots as truth and encourage you to do the same. What can the cycles of time teach us? What wisdom from our past is ever-present? Who—past, present, and future—lives within us now? What is this moment, this “time” that we inhabit and that inhabits us, calling us to do?

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Web-exclusive articles featuring writers and artists from our community.

Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming
Issue 09: Cycles

Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming

“Put your hands in the dirt. This is where you find us. The Stone Women. The Corn Mothers. This is how you remember us.”

Words by Alicia Enciso Litschi
Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica
Issue 09: Cycles

Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica

“Like the moon, our bodies are made of Earth and Theia. We are Coyolxāuhqui’s siblings. My connection to her is deep.”

Words by Stephanie Krzywonos
Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio
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Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio

A testimonio from artist Yelaine Rodriguez

Words and Art by Yelaine Rodriguez
Art editor Suzy González
The Gift of Presence
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The Gift of Presence

Reflections on the practice of Touching the Earth

Words by Salem Islas Madlo
Getting Grounded in Winter
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Getting Grounded in Winter

Seasonal self-care tips from the founder of Reclama

Words by Cindy Y. Rodriguez
The Hard to Find Magic
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The Hard to Find Magic

Artist Ashley Perez explores the memories that reveal themselves in her creative work.

Words and Art by Ashley Perez
Art editor Suzy González
In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home
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In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home

On the art of crochet as meditation and connection

Words by Catherine Ventura
Letter to the Spirit World
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Letter to the Spirit World

Sienna Rose Kaske’s letter to their great-grandmother—a narrative of love and pain, immigration, and healing oneself on behalf of familia.

Words by Sienna Rose Kaske
Quién Soy Yo?
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Quién Soy Yo?

“We are the ones we have been waiting for,” says Xochi Quetzalli in this teaching on self-love with instructions for a rose limpia.

Words by Xochi Quetzalli
Art by Celeste Contreras
Hija
Issue 09: Cycles

Hija

“Hija eres / star dust and tightly wound tobacco / prayer knot offering, the quiver / of communal song...”

Words by Amanda Ellis
Art by Denise Silva

Issue 09: Cycles

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Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming
Issue 09: Cycles

Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming

“Put your hands in the dirt. This is where you find us. The Stone Women. The Corn Mothers. This is how you remember us.”

Words by Alicia Enciso Litschi
Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica
Issue 09: Cycles

Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica

“Like the moon, our bodies are made of Earth and Theia. We are Coyolxāuhqui’s siblings. My connection to her is deep.”

Words by Stephanie Krzywonos
Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio
Issue 09: Cycles

Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio

A testimonio from artist Yelaine Rodriguez

Words and Art by Yelaine Rodriguez
Art editor Suzy González
The Gift of Presence
Issue 09: Cycles

The Gift of Presence

Reflections on the practice of Touching the Earth

Words by Salem Islas Madlo
Getting Grounded in Winter
Issue 09: Cycles

Getting Grounded in Winter

Seasonal self-care tips from the founder of Reclama

Words by Cindy Y. Rodriguez
The Hard to Find Magic
Issue 09: Cycles

The Hard to Find Magic

Artist Ashley Perez explores the memories that reveal themselves in her creative work.

Words and Art by Ashley Perez
Art editor Suzy González
In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home
Issue 09: Cycles

In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home

On the art of crochet as meditation and connection

Words by Catherine Ventura
Letter to the Spirit World
Issue 09: Cycles

Letter to the Spirit World

Sienna Rose Kaske’s letter to their great-grandmother—a narrative of love and pain, immigration, and healing oneself on behalf of familia.

Words by Sienna Rose Kaske
Quién Soy Yo?
Issue 09: Cycles

Quién Soy Yo?

“We are the ones we have been waiting for,” says Xochi Quetzalli in this teaching on self-love with instructions for a rose limpia.

Words by Xochi Quetzalli
Art by Celeste Contreras
Hija
Issue 09: Cycles

Hija

“Hija eres / star dust and tightly wound tobacco / prayer knot offering, the quiver / of communal song...”

Words by Amanda Ellis
Art by Denise Silva

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Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming
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Stone Woman, Corn Mother: A Prayer of Homecoming

“Put your hands in the dirt. This is where you find us. The Stone Women. The Corn Mothers. This is how you remember us.”

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Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica
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Coyolxauhqui: Time, Mexihcah, Antarctica

“Like the moon, our bodies are made of Earth and Theia. We are Coyolxāuhqui’s siblings. My connection to her is deep.”

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Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio
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Art and Afro Spirituality: A Testimonio

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The Gift of Presence
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The Gift of Presence

Reflections on the practice of Touching the Earth

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Getting Grounded in Winter
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Getting Grounded in Winter

Seasonal self-care tips from the founder of Reclama

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The Hard to Find Magic
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The Hard to Find Magic

Artist Ashley Perez explores the memories that reveal themselves in her creative work.

Words and Art by Ashley Perez
Art editor Suzy González
In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home
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In Weaving Our Strands, We Come Home

On the art of crochet as meditation and connection

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Letter to the Spirit World
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Letter to the Spirit World

Sienna Rose Kaske’s letter to their great-grandmother—a narrative of love and pain, immigration, and healing oneself on behalf of familia.

Words by Sienna Rose Kaske
Quién Soy Yo?
Issue 09: Cycles

Quién Soy Yo?

“We are the ones we have been waiting for,” says Xochi Quetzalli in this teaching on self-love with instructions for a rose limpia.

Words by Xochi Quetzalli
Art by Celeste Contreras
Hija
Issue 09: Cycles

Hija

“Hija eres / star dust and tightly wound tobacco / prayer knot offering, the quiver / of communal song...”

Words by Amanda Ellis
Art by Denise Silva