Mujeristas Collective is a Queens, NY based collective and platform for the voices of Latinas. We produce zines to showcase visual and written work that construct our own experiences and identities as a Latina. Using zines as our medium, our goal is to properly document and present a diverse collection of historical stories from Latinas in a U.S. perspective, and beyond. Our zines have been featured in People Español Chica, i-D magazine, Hyperallergic, and our school independent newspaper, The Torch.
Mujeristas Collective was founded by Stephanie P. Aliaga in January 2017, due to the lack of spaces for Latinas to meet and create regarding our identity and culture in the United States. Mujeristas Collective is inspired by Cuban activist-theologian, Ada Maria Isasi-Díaz's Mujerista Theology.
The term Mujerista was first coined 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 join the women’s liberation movement. 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.