Yoshabel Shay (Indigenous) was born and raised in Las Vegas. She earned her bachelor's degree in fine arts with a minor in art history. Her parents migrated from El Salvador in the 1980s and are descendants from the Maya-Nahuatl people. Though history has been lost, Yoshabel's passion is to redefine what it means to be Maya-Nahuatl and share her knowledge with her 18-month-old son. She is a wife to a Diné photographer and has a silly little dog called Milo.
Sharing her own traditions for Día de los Difuntos, Yoshabel Shay reminds us to be like ijkwania ejekat, the moving wind, as we prepare ourselves for personal transformation each fall.