You know the ones in which the punchline is a mom chasing after her child with a chancla, or calling him a pendejo in response to anything or manipulative saying “¿no me quieres?” (you don’t love me?) when a child doesn’t want to share with them, give them a kiss, or hug them.
And even if we felt uncomfortable about it, we probably laughed when we saw it. Survivor’s humor is a real thing.
But as we’ve had our own kids, we’ve come to realize that those jokes really aren’t funny. And we’re recognizing that being on the receiving end of such behaviors hurt us and impacted us in ways that we’re still unpacking today.
And there’s no way in hell that we’ll do the same to our children. Not us.
We’re done with the verbal, emotional, and psychological chancletazos we received growing up.
We want more connection.
We want more expressed love.
We want to #EndChanclaCulture.
Yes, this is a recording of our most recent and updated version of our signature Ending Chancla Culture Workshop. You’ll get access to it via our Escuelita, which is housed in Circle.
Yes, Spanish translation is available for this workshop. You will receive access immediately after registering. Sí, la traducción al español está disponible para este taller. Recibirá acceso inmediatamente después de registrarse.
We’ve opened up a community space for every workshop and course offering we have for no additional fee. People learn in community and we hope this benefit cultivates the learning experience we aim to nurture as well as further our movement to #EndChanclaCulture.
We’re glad to hear this workshop resonated with you! This workshop is specifically for people who identify as Latinx or who closely work with Latinx children & families in their profession. We will have other relevant offerings available soon. In the meantime, we wish you well on your decolonized parenting journey.