Return of the Corn Mothers 2022 by Juliana Aragon Fatula
The year 2022 has been incredibly challenging and rewarding. The books I’ve published have opened doors for me and taught me how to network and reach my audience. My publisher, Bower House Books/Conundrum Press, Denver, CO helped me to promote my books by nominating me for book awards and sharing my work on their website. I have been giving readings and book signings at local bookstores and libraries and universities and colleges. Most recently at Analogue Bookstore, CSU Pueblo, El Pueblo History Museum, Pikes Peak Library, and on various Zoom events online.
This year I have been nominated and inducted to the Return of the Corn Mothers and attended the ceremony on October 21st, 2022 in Denver at the History Colorado Museum.
It was a night I will never forget and changed my life forever as I am now a Corn Mother along with 22 other women inducted this year. The total number of Corn Mothers now is 70 and some have passed to the next world but their lives were celebrated at the History Colorado Museum in memoriam. We were all blessed and the event was live streamed via Zoom and recorded for a documentary for the archives.
The photos included in this post show the incredible festivities and colorful regalia worn by the Aztec Dancers and musicians, and guest speakers. The night was magical.