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Category - Culture

IN HER SHOES: MANDY JOHA

Culture, Fashion, Feature, feminism, Guatemala, In Her Shoes

If the past 3-months are any indicator, 2017 is shaping up to be a good year for women in activism.  We’re not super thrilled that there are still so many struggles women face in Guatemala, the U.S., and around…

In Her Shoes: Ana Cofiño

Culture, feminism, Guatemala

In recent months Latin America has seen a huge wave of protests as a response to the high rates of gender violence and femicide that is an unfortuante part of reality for women in many Latin countries.  …

24 Hours in Mexico City

Culture, Fashion, Mexico, Travel

Depending on who you’re talking to, Mexico City can get a bad rap. It’s too dangerous. There’s too much pollution… the list goes on. As with any large city, there’s going to be some bad sprinkled in with…

Guatemala Adventure with Thread Caravan

Culture, Fashion, Guatemala, Travel

Attention textile + travel lovers! Our friends at Thread Caravan have an upcoming weaving workshop in Guatemala and we think you might like what they’re planning. Thread Caravan hosts artisan adventures around the world in an effort to…

In Her Shoes: Hannah Sklar

Culture, feminism, Guatemala, In Her Shoes

Meet Hannah Sklar: yoga teacher, marathon runner, social service worker… this spirit sister is a powerhouse and is directing the majority of her energy towards helping women in Guatemla. Originally from New York, Hannah has put some strong…

In Her Shoes: Lucia Xiloj Quino

Culture, In Her Shoes

Our In Her Shoes series gives us the great opportunity to highlight women who inspire us, like the many talented Mayan weavers we work with to produce our handmade goods. While the translations from their native Mayan language make it…

Celebrating Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

Culture, Travel

It’s that time of year again! When Easter rolls around in Guatemala, time slows, work is put aside, and everyone’s focus is on Semana Santa. Some flee the impending bustle of Antigua, using the time off work or…

International Women’s Day Quiz

Culture, Feature

Today is International Women’s Day and it kind of feels like Christmas for us here at Uxibal!  We love being able to take a day to celebrate women throughout history and also bring attention to some of the issues…

5 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Culture, Feature

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday recognizing issues that affect women today and celebrates the achievements of women around the world. The origin of IWD goes all the way back to 1908 when female laborers started campaigning for change in response to the oppression…

Dia de los Muertos: Sumpango Kite Festival

Culture, Feature, Travel

We happily spent this Dia de los Muertos at a kite festival in Guatemala. A mere 30 minutes drive from the bustling colonial streets of Antigua, up the windy mountain roads, and you arrive in Sumpango – a…