My name is Esther García and I am a daughter of New Mexico.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chicana and Chicano Studies and Sociology in the Fall of 2018 from the University of New Mexico.
In my academic work, I emphasize the value of preserving oral histories and have been using writing, photography, and short films to help document local culture and traditions.
In my quest to find a way to express myself through language, I have rediscovered my lost love of poetry. My poetry comes from mi corazón, my life-experiences, and the community where I feel nurtured and safe. Writing poetry has reminded me that I am a woman who is strong and empowered, una mujer sin vergüenza.