I am a xicana from the vast desert lands of West Texas. I grew up poor and had to fight for my education. I am thankful that I have found a community of strong womyn along my path to help me become who I am. I also have found what native folks call the red road, a way of life in line with indigenous teachings and traditions. I think there are pieces of those identities that find themselves in my work. Struggle and celebration, love and disappointment, social critique and necesary defiance, and feminine as divine are elements I tend to find myself conveying.
Maribel Falcón is a xicana from West Tejas. She holds a BA in Sociology and Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a founding member of Cósmica, a feminist art collective that strives to unite and support womyn artists and professionals from alternative, under-represented, and diverse backgrounds. She works to support cultural movements that will push political movements and believes that everyone has the right to autonomy.
Ladyblog will feature more of Maribel’s work on April 29th