Ecstatic speaker. Geographer. Meditation guide. Action educator. Writer. (Re)claiming radical joy . . .
Welcome! I live + create at the crossroads of activism and scholarship, healing and social justice. Through this work, I partner with likespirited individuals and organizations. I started this website to bring the paths together. To live radically whole! To share resources. To connect.
Meditation, ceremony, and time with nature keep me grounded. As a Black and Xicana woman-identified body, my on-going journey with ancestors and identity is constant fuel. I'm moved by Audre Lorde, Jacqui Alexander, Gloria Anzaldúa, Omi Osun Jones, among other radical women of color who've brought all of themselves - mind, body, spirit - to their works.
Consultancy + Facilitation
Beyond this site, I co-manage Get Rooted Consulting LLC, a soulful social enterprise that promotes radical wellbeing. Get Rooted houses different projects. Among them, I'm co-founder of Food for Black Thought, an action education initiative and consultancy focused on food justice. Through a holistic practice (RootWork), I facilitate meditation and ceremony workshops primarily for/with resilient communities like fellow Black women, queer/folks of color, and activist/public scholars.
In the spirit of activist/public scholarship, my community work + research are deeply interconnected. As a geographer, my recent research focuses on Black grassroots food and healing networks in North and Latin America. Both the process and the "products" from this research take many forms - from writing and ceremony, to advocacy and public education. Among current projects, Eating While Young and Black is a collection of essays about Black youth and food in a gentrifying cities. Fruit explores meditation and ceremony as ways to express/address/mobilize Black experiences with food and land, from the "inside out".
My teachers are many! I learn from elders, students, and other inspiring folks on the journey. I'm trained in trauma-informed yoga therapy and Reiki/biofield therapy, among other healing paths.I hold a PhD in Geography and a MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas-Austin.
Welcome to my virtual casita . . .
This website is my virtual "home". If you were visiting my casita, we'd sage each other. Take a deep breath. Drink tea, and share stories. I invite you to be inspired with me.