Mujeristas Collective is a NYC based collective and provides an educational and creative platform for the voices of mujeres/muxeres. We encourage Latinas/x to share their experiences, oppression, thoughts, emotions, dreams, identity, history, and culture through discussions, workshops and zines. Mujeristas celebrate our pride for our culture while fighting for the liberation of mujeres/muxeres in the USA. Mujeristas Collective seeks out and supports Latinx/Afro-Latinx artists, businesses, media and role models.
Mujeristas Collective was founded by Stephanie P. Aliaga in January 2017. It was made after the realization of the lack of spaces for mujeres to meet, talk, create, and learn about our identity and cultura in the United States. Mujeristas Collective is inspired by Cubana 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 and perspective that allow Hispanic women to relate and feel recognized by creating the very first mujerista theology. Díaz emphasizes 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 allows and invites all women of color to join the women’s liberation movement. It provides a platform for the voices of Latinas in America that have been too often overlooked in their homes, work place, community and church. Díaz’s mujerista theology encourages everyone to participate in the struggle for the liberation of Latinas and the liberation of our people in the USA.