John Jairo Valencia

JOHN JAIRO VALENCIA (Xicanx, Jumano, Colombian) grew up in Boyle Heights and La Puente (Tongva territory), yet also feels connected to their ancestral homelands in the Chihuahuan Desert, Central Mexico, and the Colombian Andes by way of stories. As an artist, they daydream about storytelling, ancestral memory, and ways to restore our “broken” relationships to the Earth and Universe. Say hello on Instagram: @elotedreamz.

Photo credit: John Jairo Valencia
John Jairo Valencia

Contributions

Seed Memory
Issue 01: Intention

Seed Memory

Art and verse that invites ancestral connection.

John Jairo Valencia

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Issue 01: Intention

2021 Anthology

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