Carolina Hinojosa (formerly Hinojosa-Cisneros) is a Tejana, Chicana, and mujerista from Yanaguana San Antonio, Texas, home of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation. She is a Ph.D. student in English at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her MA in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University, where she is an instructor of English and teaches Mexican American Literature for students in the Bachelor of Social Work program. Her chapbook of poems, Becoming Coztototl, was published by FlowerSong Books in 2019 when she also received the Ruben Alves Award in Theopoetics from Arts Religion Culture. She is a proud mama to Faith Michelle, Ryan Jesse, and Brooklyn Yesenia. She has many purposes.