Community building requires community healing. And what does that look like?

"Staying ‘home’ and not venturing out from our own group comes from woundedness, and stagnates our growth. To bridge means loosening our borders, not closing off to others….To bridge is to attempt community, and for that we must risk being open to personal, political, and spiritual intimacy, to risk being wounded."- Gloria Anzaldua

"Quedarse en la casa'' y no aventurarse fuera de nuestro propio grupo viene donde estamos heridos y proviene nuestro crecimiento. Para hacer puentes signifa que abriemos mas de nuestras fronteras y que no cierremos a otros… Para hacer puentes es intentar comunidad, y para eso tenemos que corre el riesgo de ser abierto a personal, político y espiritual intimidad, a correr el riesgo de ser heridos. "
Gloria Anzaldua

Everybody is waiting for the movement to happen ! And we dont realize we are the movement. Its me and you coming together and having some honest and maybe painful truthtelling between us. But there is probably some beautiful thing we will create together as a result. I want to speak to each person in my community.Let's get the party going.

Todo el mundo está esperando a que el movimiento a ocurrir! Y nosotros no darse cuenta de que somos el movimiento. Comienza la communidad cuando usted y yo tienemos algunos conversaciones doloroso pero verdarosos . Pero es probable que algunos bellos cosas que es probablemente vamos a crear juntos . Quiero hablar con cada person en mi communidad.Vamos a comienzar esta fiesta !

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Curandera/Nepantlera workshop 2 :For the Real Xicana Writing or the Reclaiming of our Real Beauty and Power Workshop

with Ari Chagoya

This workshop is open to all Xicana and Black Women and Girls who want to heal themselves by reclaiming their word and voice. This is for the sisters who want and need to reclaim all that is theirs.

My daughter, Tabitha, who is 13 years old, is struggling with writing. She hates reading and writing. I don’t want her to lose her voice and write “white” but she also needs to learn how to write “white”. Why not? She can do it all.


I don’t give a shit about dyslexia or learning disabilities and other reasons why we cant write. We have a lot to say and we have a beautiful way of saying it that is both honest and worthy of being published. And its what needs to be read and heard. We are hungry for the truth and the real. And we want to hear what our young people are thinking in their words.

As women so much of our self-esteem is connected to our writing. The message is we have anything anyone wants to hear or read.

First we will break all the rules of writing and do freestyle writing, dub writing, zumba writing ,bling bling, xrated explicit lyric writing etc.

Then I will be teaching some rules of English writing and some Spanish that I know (and Imp sure someone in class will correct and teach me more rules). Then we will break the rules again.

The whole point is to write!

I want to have fun. I have a bored 13 year old that will be there, I have to make it fun. Most of all, I cant wait to see what beauty, power and healing will unfold.

The only requirement I ask is that you show up to all the classes.

Bring Brunch to share. I got the coffee, tea and juice

The workshop is free but donations are accepted.

Please tell especially your teens and young women.


FBook me, Email me or call 210-487-8898 for location and information

Class may be limited in size

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