Mexican in Maine (on a cold day) #365feministselfie

The title on the business card? Giver of Solicited Advice. BOOM.

Pauline Campos is Latina Magazine’s #DIMELO love, advice, & relationship columnist. Her print column launched in August 2013 & her weekly online column appears on www.latina.com. Pauline is the Aspiringmama with the blog to match, founder of the #Chingonafest community, which proudly presents a weekly twitter chat (Wednesdays, 10 P.M. EST) and the #Chingonafest Fridays feature (Pili Montilla, Elisa Camahort Page, and BOTH of The Comedy Girls, Jenni Ruiza & Jesenia The Comedian, have already been featured on aspiringmama.com!)

In her past life, Pauline worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, frequently assigned to police beats and working to make yet another story about the next teen boy to earn the title of Eagle Scout sound like it was as hard to earn as the Eagle Scouts kept telling her it was.

Nowadays, she gets to sometimes pretend she’s a radio personality — which is always nice — and has appeared on NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinajosa and Ray Collazo’s Latino Talk podcast. She’s also a photographer, artist, speaker, body image activist, mental health activist, and generally gets stabby when she runs out of reasons to raise hell (which probably explains why she’s trying to raise her daughter to be a Chingona on purpose.) Pauline likes to tell herself she doesn’t need a copy editor to follow her social media updates in a never-ending effort to clean up her typo-filled messages, but she figures that 1) she’s providing a public service in that each misspelled word gives every copy editor in the world the relief that comes with knowing they have job security and 2) as long as there are typos, y’all know she hasn’t jumped the proverbial shark and handed off her twitter updates to an unpaid intern who can actually spell.

You’re Welcome.

Pauline also occasionally blogs for Amtrak’s Descubre Norteam√©rica website (just google “Mexican on a train”) and happens to be the Mexican living in Maine who happens to like it there.

Check out her #ChingonaFest shops for sassy original art and prints on Etsy and Zazzle. #MexicaninMaine art and photography (that’s the one without the bad words, y’all) are available on etsy, Zazzle, and Society6.

Keep up with Pauline:

- on Twitter

- on Facebook

- on Instagram

- on Pinterest

- on Google +

Email aspiringmama@gmail.com for speaking engagement requests and be sure to sign up for her #TortillaPress newsletter.

  9 Responses to “About”

  1. I found your link on Jane Friedman’s Twitter page and followed the digital path to your blogs.

    I am also writing a memoir and so your tweets caught my attention. I especially enjoyed the above line, “Pauline has always known she was going to be a writer and finally got tired of hearing The Husband ask when she was going to make him rich, so she finally stopped dreaming and started doing.”

    My husband teases me with the same line, “When are you going to make me rich” and a variation, “I need a new truck, you know!” Thank you for brightening my writing day! I look forward to more.

    • JoDee! Nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by the blog. I especially appreciate the comment. Looking forward to seeing you again and good luck on your memoir.

  2. Larissa and Golda, thank you for stopping by to read and for the comments. I really appreciate it!

  3. Anyone that uses the word asshole in the title of their post is someone I want to meet, lol. I love your blog and you crack me up. I’ll be back.


  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog, and look forward to reading new entries. Thanks for entertaining me!!

  5. you totally crack me up. I’ve just spent way too much time visiting. Must go make supper!

  6. Really great blog you have set up, Pauline. I enjoy your twitters and look forward to following your blog. …margie

  7. I appreciate that. It’s nice to be able to connect with other writers going through the same thing! And I can’t wait to see your blog!

  8. Glad you found me! I’m really enjoying getting to know other writers and wish I had been at this much sooner. I’ll check your blog out, too! Come back again (after supper, of course.)

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