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Left to right: Reza Moreno (editor), Denisse Jimenez (content producer), and Stephanie Aliaga (founder) at Zonamaco, Mexico City in February 2019.

Left to right: Reza Moreno (editor), Denisse Jimenez (content producer), and Stephanie Aliaga (founder) at Zonamaco, Mexico City in February 2019.

¿quienes somos?

Mujeristas Collective is a collective and platform for the voices of Latinas and women of color based in Queens, NY. We produce zines to showcase contemporary art and writings that construct our own experiences and identities within the framework of mujerismo, Latin American feminism inspired by womanism. Drawing on one of its core tenets of solidarity, we cater to all women of color as well as Latinas. Using zines and community events as our medium, our goal is to document, educate, and present a diverse collection of work by women of color from a global perspective. Our zines have been featured in People Español Chica, NYLON, and i-D magazine.

A mujerista is someone who makes a preferential option for Latina women, for their struggle for liberation.
— ADA MARIA ISASI-DÍAZ

 

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Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz (b.1943-2012) was from La Habana, Cuba and in 1960, she went to the United States as a political refugee. Seven years later, she joined the Ursuline sisters in Lima Peru as a missionary, serving in the María Madre de Dios Parish as a Junior High School teacher.  Isasi-Díaz was an activist-theologian involved in the feminist theological movement. She worked on developing and elaborating a Mujerista theology, a theology from a U.S. Latina perspective and wrote publications:  Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the 21st Century  (1996),  En la Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology  (2003),  La Lucha Continues: Mujerista Theology  (2004).

Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz (b.1943-2012) was from La Habana, Cuba and in 1960, she went to the United States as a political refugee. Seven years later, she joined the Ursuline sisters in Lima Peru as a missionary, serving in the María Madre de Dios Parish as a Junior High School teacher.

Isasi-Díaz was an activist-theologian involved in the feminist theological movement. She worked on developing and elaborating a Mujerista theology, a theology from a U.S. Latina perspective and wrote publications: Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the 21st Century (1996), En la Lucha/In the Struggle: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology (2003), La Lucha Continues: Mujerista Theology (2004).

our story

Mujeristas Collective was founded by Stephanie P. Aliaga in January 2017, due to a lack of spaces for Latinas to meet and create art that centers on our identities and cultures. Mujeristas Collective is inspired by Cuban activist-theologian, Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz's Mujerista Theology. 

The term Mujerista was introduced by Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz. Womanism inspired Isasi-Díaz to construct her own experiences where grassroot Latinas can relate by creating the very first Mujerista theology. Díaz emphasized that Mujeristas and Euro-American feminist must share the power and “be considered to be just as important as the priorities of the Euro-American feminists."

This invites all women of color to the global movement for women’s liberation. It provides a platform for the voices of Latinas in America that are often overlooked in their homes, work place and church. Díaz’s Mujerista theology encourages everyone to participate in the struggle for the liberation of Latinas and our communities.


Our Team

Mujeristas Collective is run by five Latinas who are artists, journalists, and educators. They are recent graduates from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, where the collective was formed.

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