Ecstatic facilitator, creative geographer, and meditation guide. Reclaiming radical joy . . .
Welcome! What you'll find on this site shares one passion: radical wellbeing. I'm passionate about an approach to wellbeing that connects mind, body, earth, spirit, and social justice. I'm passionate about bridging what's too often divided: scholarship and activism, spirituality and social justice.
My passion comes from "digging deep" with organizations. From holding space with fellow Black, Latinx, and other resilient (aka historically-marginalized) folks. From indigenous wisdom and Afromexican healing ways. From living as a Black woman.
As a creative geographer, I explore race/racism, environmental issues, and healing. I do this through community-based research and art, with a focus on Black resilience in North and Latin America (African American and Afro-Latinx).
As Owner of Get Rooted Consulting, I also partner with social change organizations. Get Rooted also houses a food justice education initiative (Food for Black Thought) and culturally-grounded meditation programs (RootWork).
At this very moment I'm bridging my passions for food justice and mind/body wellness as a Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020) with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I'm ecstatic to grow with 39 other activists, public scholars, and community workers from across the United States.
Meditation and ceremony make all of the above possible. These are the "root" of my research/art/consulting work with communities. We dig deep together - and we breathe together. I believe in the power of inner work for transformation - of self, organizations, and community.
What keeps me inspired (especially in this social and political moment)? I'm inspired by my African-American and Mexican roots. I'm moved by the writings on this bookshelf. Hiking and plenty of time with nature revives me.
What brought you here? Are you seeking inspiration? Consulting? Connecting?
Welcome to my virtual home/casita,
*I use Latinx to practice gender inclusivity. New to you? More on "Latinx" here.