From Manabí people, aboriginal of Abya Yala, I use they/she pronouns. I pay deepest respect to the past-present-future Lənape Haki-nk people, on whose Land I was born and the Seminole and Tocobaga Lands, which I have settled. I acknowledge and offer deep gratitude to Lenapehoking and Water, which nourishes my well-being daily.
I am here to create Artivist Wellness learning spaces for Black and Indigenous youth. Learning through wondering wanderings or wandering wonderings, I study, create and engage with art on contested spaces (hip hop, reggaeton, tattoos and graffiti) towards Black liberation and Indigenous sovereignty. Through deliberate efforts to embody solidarity in collaboration with grassroots movements, I hope to better nourish and nurture the thriving of Black and Indigenous youth.
“Our primary act of agency and resistance against violence is to love – to love ourselves rightly and to love other people rightly” (hooks, 2015).