Retracing Our Steps: An Interview with Jackie Amézquita

Jackie Amézquita is an artist and activist originally from Quetzaltenango, a city in Guatemala’s western highlands. In 2003, at only seventeen years old, she left her hometown, driven by the yearning to be reunited with her mother who had migrated to the United States in need to cover her son’s expensive medical treatment. Amézquita traveled by foot, bus, and car. She arrived in the U.S. undocumented after her second attempt to cross the border, not without experiencing many of the dangers and common threats that immigrants, particularly women, have to…

Paintings with Good Spirit: An Interview with Visual Artist Rebekah Andrade

Rebekah Andrade is a Canadian visual artist based in Nevada where she has established her practice in the gritty and corporate landscape that dominates our idea of Vegas. With a BFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and studies on graphic design through Parsons School of Design in New York City, Andrade has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work has been recently featured in issue #144 of the New American Painting catalogue. Through her practice, Andrade has developed a solid body of work that…

Building the Beehive: An Interview with Colmena Verde Collective

EN/ES In Latin America, a new wave of feminist movements has been spreading, particularly in the last couple of years. Countries like Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico have seen huge marches and strikes by women against gender-based violence and abuse. Historically, these women’s groups and their predecessors have been setting the foundations for the groundwork of resistance against systemic and structural violence rooted deeply in these regions. And in some cases, they have been able to change and redefine politics by helping pass laws to promote equality and tackle violence…