A Glance Back

Today, it’s our 1 year anniversary since Paper Amor started. We’re thinking out loud to create a vision for Paper Amor and share words that move us. A glance back (some of our favorites!): “Her power is her own. She will not give it away.” – Sandra Cisneros “The end of all education should surely […]

Inspirations from Maya

“I Know why the Caged Bird Sings”, Maya Angelou “The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.” “At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.” Get more […]

Inspirations from Sandra

Sandra Cisneros is the first female Mexican-American writer to have her work published by a mainstream publisher. Why her writing’s are cool: “Cisneros’s work deals with the formation of Chicana identity, exploring the challenges of being caught between Mexican and Anglo-American cultures, facing the misogynist attitudes present in both these cultures, and experiencing poverty.” – […]

Inspirations from Cesar

Cesar Chavez Inspiration for the Day: “The name of the game is to talk to people. If you don’t talk to people, you can’t get started…You knock on twenty doors or so, and twenty guys tell you to go to hell, or that they haven’t got time. But maybe at the fortieth or sixtieth house […]

Saturday Obsessions

The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz If you care to understand the Mexican character and culture or find connection for yourself, read Octavio Paz – The Labyrinth of Solitude. And then re-read it. It is intoxicating. Paz writes with such an eloquence and clarity. Pulled out quotes (from Chapter 1): Paz describing his first […]