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MOJADA

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“I use words like “mojada,” “ilegal,” or “wetback” in my art in order to remind ourselves that to be a mojada is to be strong enough to survive every day in a land that seeks to destroy you by willing you to invisibility. I make my art because I wish that I had been told at a young age that my mojada-ness is the root of all the aspects I have grown to love about myself: my work ethic, my family, my passion, and my sassy mouth. We proudly proclaim ourselves to be chingonas — we should also be just as quick to flaunt our mojada status.”

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