SARALIZA ANZALDUA is an Indigenous Xicana philosopher earning a PhD at UCLA. Ya is an author from Texas who specializes in Nahua philosophy and writes horror short stories and poetry. Ya works in the tradition of the tlamatini, the Mexica philosopher, and contributes to the Indigenous community by fighting the ongoing cultural genocide through inclusive, de-colonized pedagogy in education. You can read Saraliza's work at ucla.academia.edu/SaralizaAnzaldua.
“At its essence, philosophy is spirit,” says Saraliza Anzaldua, “and by doing philosophy you exercise a spirit that has been passed along through your ancestors—now living in you.”