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I work from the root! ancestral roots, root causes, root chakras, plant roots, root down with community…

Welcome, welcome. I’m a ceremonykeeper and geographer. As a community-rooted practitioner and scholar, I hold space and do research, guide trainings and consult with organizations. All at the crossroads of food / healing / justice / (radical) joy. Currently, I’m ecstatic to be a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020), reimagining “health” with other community builders from around the country.

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As a Blaxicana (African-American and Xicana), I’m inspired by African-American rootwomen, Xicana and Mexicana curanderas, and healer-scholars who have long practiced collective health and healing: spirit, mind, body, and earth. They guide my path and practice, along with these writings and many teachers. For certifications and learning, visit my virtual CV.

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Along with solo projects, I partner with people of color-led organizations and justice-grounded groups. Since 2008, I’ve facilitated meditation and healing arts with fellow queer / communities of color. For art and research, I lift up Black geographies of food and healing, holistic and indigenous medicine, and alternative economies.

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I share about the journey, spiritual activism, recent publications, and more in a monthly e-letter. Join me here!

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Partners

A few past and present partners. Click to witness their works!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

“The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains”

- Gloria Anzaldúa