My name is Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros. I am a Tejana poetfreelance writer, and speaker.


I am Tejana. My paternal bisabuelos crossed the border from Nuevo Leon, Mexico while my maternal tatarabuelos crossed the border from Coahuila, Mexico. My first languages were both English and Spanish. I speak a regional dialect called Spanglish most often and especially around family.

My Work

I am learning to decolonize my theology by exploring my ancestral roots, navigating my history, and exploring language as it pertains to faith and Latinidad. I was raised Catholic and now call the Episcopal church my home. My work hopes to promote social change and disrupt western canonical thought and process. My work also seeks to engage conversations that explore the dynamic way we come to know God in our lives and in the lives of others. I occasionally call myself a baby theologian.


My work has appeared at On Being,  The Acentos Review, Rock & Sling: a journal of witness, SheLoves MagazineRedbud PostBird’s ThumbThe Rumpus, The Lookout Magazineand more

Forthcoming publications include Latina Outsiders: Remaking Latina Identity Anthology and Christianity Today.


I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and am pursuing my MA in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.

To book me for speaking engagements or freelance articles, please contact me at cisneroscafe@gmail.com.