Victoria Blanco

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Between 2010-2014, Victoria Blanco collected the oral histories of Rarámuri families living in Chihuahua City, Mexico. She is completing a nonfiction book based on the oral histories and her field research. Her research and writing have been supported by Fulbright, fellowships from the University of Minnesota, Coffee House Press In-the-Stacks, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Loft Mentor Series. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota. She is a Mexican-American writer from El Paso, Texas. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons. 


Cover Photo: Photograph by Monica Lozano/courtesy of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
A Family on the Border, of the Border

I see a wall as tantamount to rejection: to create a physical barrier is to reject the possibility of familiarity.

Apr 01, 2020
Cover Photo: Photograph by Romel Jacinto / Flickr
Why We Cross the Border in El Paso

I felt my mom’s grip tighten around my hand as dozens surged across the Rio Grande, the water waist-high. Adults held children in their arms or carried them in rebozos across their backs.

Aug 30, 2018
Cover Photo: Julissa in Chihuahua City. Photo courtesy of author
A Rarámuri Family's Flight from Drought and the Drug Trade

Luis received the first coins he had ever held. “Keep these safe,” the man said. “You’ll need them.”

Mar 28, 2018