In another feature, last year Arreola asked Latinas who identify as feminists to pen a series of guest blogs on the subject. The result was a conversation about how feminism fits in with being a Latina. This summer, guest bloggers are discussing the notion of being a public intellectual.

“Blogging for me has been a tool to get my passion out into the world and connect with people,” said Arreola, the assistant director of a women’s research center in Chicago. “I have a lot of opinions in my head and I want to get them out there.”