This blog is driven by a passion to illuminate the intersection of sexuality and cultura. Spiritual activism utilizes the mediums of art, poetry, and storytelling to espouse Higher Consciousness and social change. The work is dedicated to challenging oppressive social norms and educating others about the true diversity of comunidad.

 

Pinback Button Nicho

Introducing our new line of “Button Nichos” that are designed to provide an attractive showcase for the featured pinback button. This vibrant nicho is adorned with dried flowers, vintage beads, paper roses, rhinestone clusters, and handmade mini candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed out of clothespins from my original pattern. 

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #frida #kahlo #friducha

Pinback Button Nicho

Introducing our new line of “Button Nichos” that are designed to provide an attractive showcase for the featured pinback button. This vibrant nicho is adorned with dried flowers, vintage beads, paper roses, rhinestone clusters, and handmade mini candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed out of clothespins from my original pattern.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #frida #kahlo #friducha

Day of the Dead Bottlecap Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine.  Stylized in a vintage fashion to espouse a nostalgia for days gone by… these beautiful miniature altars cannot be purchased anywhere else.  This vibrant nicho is adorned with dried flowers, vintage beads, vintage loteria image, and handmade mini candles.  The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed out of clothespins from my original pattern.  This creative showpiece stands at approximately 4 inches tall, 3½ inches wide, and 1 inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade

Day of the Dead Bottlecap Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine. Stylized in a vintage fashion to espouse a nostalgia for days gone by… these beautiful miniature altars cannot be purchased anywhere else. This vibrant nicho is adorned with dried flowers, vintage beads, vintage loteria image, and handmade mini candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed out of clothespins from my original pattern. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 4 inches tall, 3½ inches wide, and 1 inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade

manhatingbabyeater:

atomic-glitter:

fandomsandfeminism:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

This is still going on. Do not forget

Don’t let the media make you think this is over. Those last few tweets are from today!

These are dated August 24, 2014

congenitalprogramming:

selfdeprecatingworthlesschemist:

congenitalprogramming:

b-but they look like thugs!!1

//FOX news voice//Next they’ll be saying that those AREN’T gang insignia, but some sort of… uh… of university related stuff on their shirts.

//Stringy Blonde female FOX correspondent voice//Yeah right, and we’re supposed to believe those aren’t gang shirts too. Ha!

congenitalprogramming:

selfdeprecatingworthlesschemist:

congenitalprogramming:

b-but they look like thugs!!1

//FOX news voice//
Next they’ll be saying that those AREN’T gang insignia, but some sort of… uh… of university related stuff on their shirts.

//Stringy Blonde female FOX correspondent voice//

Yeah right, and we’re supposed to believe those aren’t gang shirts too. Ha!

(Source: spookyjealous)

Virgen de Guadalupe Nicho

This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, woven trim, natural stones, and handmade mini candles.  The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my original pattern out of clothespins.  The frame is then painted and sealed with a clear gloss.  The featured image has been decoupaged and outlined in sequins with rhinestones. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 2 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #mexico #mexican #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #virgendeguadalupe #virginmary #guadalupanas #catholic #saints #sacred #holymother #santos #latino #latina #chicano #chicana

Virgen de Guadalupe Nicho

This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, woven trim, natural stones, and handmade mini candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my original pattern out of clothespins. The frame is then painted and sealed with a clear gloss. The featured image has been decoupaged and outlined in sequins with rhinestones. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 2 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #mexico #mexican #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #virgendeguadalupe #virginmary #guadalupanas #catholic #saints #sacred #holymother #santos #latino #latina #chicano #chicana

Miniature Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine. This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, mini skull, and handmade candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my pattern out of clothespins. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 3 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #cross #crucifix #cruz

Miniature Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine. This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, mini skull, and handmade candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my pattern out of clothespins. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 3 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #cross #crucifix #cruz

sinidentidades:

The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. 

Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson:

Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S. had after the war.

It sounds like a liberal dream: immigrants being given an opportunity to work in the “land of opportunity,” yet it was hardly that. The laborers were forced into horrible working conditions. Many died from exhaustion (often from working in the sun too long) from working in the fields picking food for the U.S. Many also suffered from disease.

The U.S. decided what was best for the issue of disease: a widespread use of a highly toxic livestock pesticide that braceros were often doused in as part of processing into the U.S.

Spirit Chair

Spirit Chairs make a unique addition to your Day of the Dead collection.  Dia de los Muertos is the holiday that celebrates and honors our ancestors that have transitioned into the Spirit World.  This Spirit Chair symbolizes the cherished space our Loved Ones will always hold in our minds and hearts.  Its ornate décor reminds us of the richness they added to our lives.  

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #chair #throne #silla

Spirit Chair

Spirit Chairs make a unique addition to your Day of the Dead collection. Dia de los Muertos is the holiday that celebrates and honors our ancestors that have transitioned into the Spirit World. This Spirit Chair symbolizes the cherished space our Loved Ones will always hold in our minds and hearts. Its ornate décor reminds us of the richness they added to our lives.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #chair #throne #silla