Endless Summer

I find myself holding on to the Summer more tightly than ever, the way you hold on to life when you understand death for the first time. Maybe not even understand it, because how could we possibly? But at the very least, accept it as an inevitability. Like the inevitability that the seasons will pass,…

Independence Day

Independence day is a joke. There is no independence in America for the color folk. Land of the greed, home of the new slave, losing our lives to a minimum sentence or wage. A modern age, where they legally demean our communities, but a law doesn’t mean you’ve kept your hands clean, on the contrary. How…

Bandanas and Polka Dots

Polka dots remind me of my abuela. My entire childhood was punctuated by my abuela’s booming laugh, her skinny legs in short shorts, and her polka dot shirts. They were all crew neck; yellow, pink, red, blue, every color you can imagine, all with evenly spaced neat white polka dots that lay flat against the…

Wardrobe Recap

Welcome back MyXXFam! If you’ve been around for a while you know that since starting this blog two years ago I made the decision to abstain from buying new for reasons we’ve already talked about. I’ve instead opted for sustainable choices, acquiring new (to me) items through clothing swaps, thrifting, and upcycling. My aim has…

#SOSNicaragua

Welcome MyXXFam, it’s ya girl Yesenia Guadalupe! If you’re a long-time reader you already know I’m a Nicamericana (or Nicaraguan-American), with a deep reverence for the motherland, its customs, and its people. If you’re new here, you may or may not know about the country of Nicaragua and its political history, but you might have…

Fatphobia in Healthcare featuring Jenny G

Welcome MyXXFam! If you read our MIA to PGH post or watched our road-trip video and found yourself wondering why on Earth the MyXXFLY team settled on Pittsburgh to set up shop, meet Jenny Gonzalez! Our feature babe for the week, the vibrant, fly, and confident af Jenny is one third of our Miami family in…

The Witches / Las Brujas featuring Jamie Je’Taime

“A witch of a woman mystifies, her magic is as profound as the depths of her experiences, but she is much more than just experience. Witches are born with the power to manifest that which others dare not dream. They are dichotomously creators and unravelers. For to craft a reality in truth is to burst…

MIA to PGH

There’s a natural forward progression when we’re first propelled out of mother womb onto this Earth. Through no effort of our own, the guiding hand of biology and the expectations of living in modern society propel us forward for years. But there eventually comes a time when the future is unclear and the road is…

Fashion as Armor with Marylou

When you walk into a room; before anyone knows your name, or “what you do”, or where you’re from, they see dat ass, I mean, your outfit. Personal style tells a story about your identity, and the things with which you choose to adorn yourself are tiny fragments that come together to paint the picture…

Consumer Activism

Have you ever withheld money from a company because their CEO made a statement you morally disagreed with? Maybe they backed a political ideology you found questionable, or ran an ad campaign you found unsavory? Or perhaps you heard that a particular brand has unethical business practices and you decided you would no longer support…