The On Being Project

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros
Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

is a Tejana poet, freelance writer, and aspiring author. Her work focuses on Latinidad and faith. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in The Acentos Review, SheLoves Magazine, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, The Rumpus, and more. She keeps a regular blog at CisnerosCafe.org.

The Work of the Hands

It’s with open hands that we welcome the stranger, open up to the light of a new day. With open hands we praise in church, we offer help in community, we wash off the day and welcome a new one.

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The Work of the Hands

We Survive by Telling Stories

Generational storytelling is a history book. It’s a catalogue of all the places we have been. It is a book entrusted to its people to ensure they are not forgotten.

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We Survive by Telling Stories

Before the Resurrection, There Is a Simple Meal

The food of our old family traditions can take on new dimensions, as we return to the recipes — and the memories they carry.

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Before the Resurrection, There Is a Simple Meal