About

About Noemi

Noemi Ixchel Martinez is a poet-curandera, healing with words, mixed media artist, writer, historian and cultural worker with Mexican and Caribbean roots. I was born in Chicago, the “little village” and now the Rio Grande Valley has been home for most of my life.

I have an undergraduate degree from UT-El Paso in multidisciplinary studies and completed Mexican American Culture, museum studies and archives work at the University of Texas-Pan American, now the University of Texas-RGV.

I received a MAIS from Western New Mexico University with concentrations in history and writing. My concentrations focused on Indigenous people of the Southwest and Texas and small publishing and the printing press.

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I am the daughter of a Mexican bracero worker who came to the United States as a laborer under the guest worker program of the 1940s and the daughter of a Puerto Rican woman who came to the US as a young girl with her family because of colonialism and imperialism in the Caribbean.

I’m a long time zinester interested in alt.media, diy, edupunk, veg*n baking, indigenous issues, queer theory and reclamation, mestiza identity, borderland studies, women of color in alt media, 1st generation Mexican, 1st generation Puerto Rican identity, Texas/Mexico border history, raising spitfire chicanas, single parenting in alt cultures, raising teens/kids with disabilities, raising neurodiverse kids/teens and parenting as a neurodiverse queer parent.

What type of editor am I?

How do we get started?
Contact me here. Or email me at hermanaresistpress@gmail.com & include the following:

your project description & genre

word count

project budget

areas of focus for diversity reading

I offer diversity editing, also known as sensitivity reading, authenticity reading or expert consultations.

My areas of concentration are disability, neurodivergency & diversity.

I’ll assess your manuscript or writing project focusing on any problems in language, stereotypes, bias, or harmful language and deliver an editorial letter.



“I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining.”
-Octavia Butler