Reflections, spiritual journeys, healing encounters, and experiences of transformation—shared through creative essays, poems, and art.
Taking cues from the natural world and claiming fluid ancestor-kin
“With it, I also write the bones of my ancestors free.”
A testimonio of life, healing, shapeshifting, and rebirth.
Woven memories plus an invitation to learn Mayan backstrap weaving—an ancestral art full of tradition and stories, which can help us connect to both our past and future lineages. (Includes special event details.)
A continuation of the interview between Cuauhtli Cihuatl and Gris Muñoz, recorded on July 31, 2021. Part 3 of 3.
An interview between Cuauhtli Cihuatl and Gris Muñoz, recorded on July 31, 2021. Part 2 of 3.
An introduction by Gris Muñoz, November 2021. Part 1 of 3.
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.
Maestra CC weaves together a reflection on her lifelong relationship with death, the Mexhika tradition of el Día de los Muertos, and her current bout with cancer.
“If nothing else, Earth wants you to pause to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, to feel the breeze, to listen to the crunch of leaves, and to remember all the past year has brought. And the years before that.” Writer and consultant Cameron Navarro encourages us to pause, grieve, and treasure each moment.
“The picture is black and white. Its plain black frame encloses the sixties, and the setting is the dust of New Mexico in the juniper winds of spring, the sneezing breezes of their pollen-scattering rituals.” An exquisite tribute from poet Ruth Nakamura.
Artist Tamara Torres crafts a stunning vignette in both words and images, honoring a sweet memory of her momma.
“I’m stealing memories. Memories of a dirt floor, broken chicken necks and laundry snapping in the wind... The warm taste of cow’s milk and a little girl hand stitching colorful thread through a butter-stained napkin.” Writer Manya Yana Campos recounts memories that form her self-identity.
“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.”
“I have no doubt in the power of art,” says Suzy González. “Creative thinkers are needed to progress ideas and movements forward. Art is not neutral, and artists have the choice to create for a purpose.”
“It is the ceremonial teachings that must guide me as I embark on this journey to name, disrupt, and dismantle environmental racism,” says Dr. Virginia Necochea, ED of the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.
How might rage remind us of our sacred power? What does rage have in common with the ocean? Liberation psychologist Adriana L. Medrano shares her testimonio.
New Mexico writer Leeanna T. Torres shares a beautiful essay about connecting with her mother over RuPaul’s Drag Race—and the interconnections among us all.
The author‘s dedication to her grandmother and an anthem of becoming.
How does it feel to not fit neatly into any one category? Poet and Musician DeAnna Avis shares her experience through verse.
Like the New Mestiza in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera, La Blaxicana is both personal and collective. The testimonio is mine but may also be yours. —Naya Jones
Podcasters Charlene Bencomo and Kat Sánchez turn the disparaging term "pocha" into a source of pride.
A testimony of learning and practicing self-love with the help of Mexican traditional medicine.
On the healing journey of discovering ancestral languages. A touching essay by writer Sarah Monroy Solis.
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