Mujeristas Collective is a Queens, NY based collective and an educational and creative 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 from a U.S. perspective. Through our zines, we are able to showcase a collection that spans different artistic mediums and the unique, yet interconnected experiences of Latinas. Our zines have been featured in People Español Chica, i-D magazine, Hyperallergic, and our school newspaper, The Torch.
Mujeristas Collective was founded by Stephanie P. Aliaga in January 2017, when she became aware of 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 other 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 the liberation of our communities.