Introducing Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros!

At the beginning of the year I send our monthly contributors an email highlighting the previous year’s stats and ask them to answer a few questions about their ongoing capacity as writers for The Mudroom. Last year was hard for our writers. A few took sabbaticals due to family crises, a couple of us experienced prolonged unemployment, one moved overseas as a missionary, and a bunch of us suffered serious health issues. 

Despite all that, The Mudroom is still here for you even though we’re working through some contributor turnover. We’re saying goodbye to two long-term writers, Tanya Marlow and Cara Meredith. Please contact them and let them know how much you’ve appreciated their writing over the past few years, and how much you’ll miss their voices in our community. Velynn Brown and Caris Adel are going quarterly and Brenna D’Ambrosia is on an extended sabbatical. 

There is good news though. Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is coming on as a monthly contributor! She has written a guest post for us before and is a constant presence in our comments and on our social media feeds. 

Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros is a Tejana poet, freelance writer, and aspiring author. Her work focuses on Latinidad and faith. She is mom to three and wife to one. She is passionate about marginalized voices in both the church and in publishing. When she’s not learning a new hobby or delving deeper into her indigenous Mexican, Spanish and Middle Eastern ancestry, she can be found volunteering at her church cafe, reading, and attending to her multigenerational home. Her work can be found in The Acentos Review, The Lookout Magazine, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, and more. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and can often be found encouraging or ruffling feathers on Twitter. She runs a regular blog called Cisneros Café

Please welcome Carolina and look out for her posts starting next week!

Here is Carolina reading poetry at the American Literature Association Symposium in 2016.


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Tammy Perlmutter writes about unabridged life, fragmented faith, and investing in the mess. She is founder and curator of The Mudroom and co-founder of Deeply Rooted., a biannual worship and teaching gathering for women. Tammy is a member of Redbud Writers Guild; writing blog posts, personal essays, flash memoir, poetry, and even preaching sometimes. She's an urban beekeeper and lives in an intentional Christian community in Chicago with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Phoenix.
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  • Stephanie Thompson

    Yay! Looking forward to reading more here from her gifted and prophetic voice!

  • Yay! Looking forward to reading your words here, Carolina!!

  • We’ll miss those voices and keep them in our thoughts as we welcome Carolina! Looking forward to hearing more from her.

    • I’ll certainly miss these voices and will follow them on their outlets to keep up! So thankful for this space and so grateful for your welcome, Debby! 😀

  • Jamie

    Welcome Carolina! Looking forward to your words!

  • What an awesome addition to The Mudroom Blog!!!!!! Congratulations Carolina!

  • Mary Hood

    Carolina, I so enjoyed hearing your poetry here! Your voice brings it life! I too watch the birds and have written about them, mostly in the context of parenting. May all who hear you through voice or type or pen and ink, be blessed and set free!

    • Mary, you are such a blessing and an encouragement in my life. I’m so grateful for you. Thank you for your continued support and love. #blessed

  • Rea

    Looking forward to hearing more from you, Carolina!