La Cura
Remedios & Reflections

Remedios & Reflections

August 30, 2020

Listen to our final episode of our Ofrendas series for Season two with these beautiful freedom fighter, healers, historians. They bring us a full episode of medicine through poetry, reflection and traditional remedios for our physical and spiritual nourishment. 

Jesus Villa is a Phoenix based curandero and activist.  

Dulce Juarez is a Phoenix based yoga practitioner, envirionmental justice organizer and traditional healer. You can follow her on IG @dulceperopicosa 

Manuel Criollo is a scholar, historian and long time racial and economic justice organizer based in New Mexico. You can follow him on Twitter @redpipil

Irlanda "Landis" Pulido is a long time activist and healer.  She currently lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her on IG at @landeh

Xochitcoatl Bello is two spirit indigequeer feminista, brujita, abolitionista, mexica, angelina, artivist, birthkeeper, truthteller + plant mamá. She currently lives in Oregon.   Follow her on IG @lamalayerbalove and learn more about her work at http://www.lamalayerba.com/

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Fortifying in Covid Times

Fortifying in Covid Times

August 14, 2020

Beautiful conversation with, long time bodyworker, healing justice practitioner, activist Susan Raffo on collective care, tending to ourselves and meaning making in this global pandemic moment. 

Based in Minnesota, Susan works towards ending the medical industrial complex and lifts up practices and traditions that have been co-opted or forced into disappearance.  She is fiercely committed to the work of ending white supremacy systems, cultural and somatics change. 

You can learn more about her work and read here powerful blogs at https://www.susanraffo.com/

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Breathing Release Practice with Mariella Saba

Breathing Release Practice with Mariella Saba

August 3, 2020

Mariella Saba shares a breathing practice to release the fear and anxiety energy stored in our bodies and attract the vibrations of joy, love, aliveness and liberation.

 

Mariella who has her roots from Palestine to Mexico currently resides in Los Angeles where she founded and currently helps lead Stop LAPD Spying Coalition and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

 

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Shame, Brown Pride and Pro-Blackness

Shame, Brown Pride and Pro-Blackness

July 17, 2020

In this Episode of La Cura, long time friends Marisa Franco, Director of Mijente and Francisca Porchas Coronado La Cura Podcast host and producer have a spiritual and political conversation about the impact of colonization, the role of shame, how pride plays out from a non-Black Latinx perspective, empathy as an antidote, and where to begin in building pro-Blackness. 

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Emotion and Spirit Support for Parents

Emotion and Spirit Support for Parents

July 10, 2020

Bianca Gragg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, community member and revolutionary mother shares with us a reflection and short contemplative practice for parents and all those who are currently taking care of children during this time of quarantine.  Whether you are a parent or know parents or caretakers who need support share this beautiful offering with them. 

Born and raised in the border city of El Paso Texas and now residing in North Carolina, Bianca is deeply invested in supporting the healing of others in the community as well as her own healing, recognizing their interconnection.

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Collective Healing with Healing by Choice!

Collective Healing with Healing by Choice!

July 3, 2020

Healing By Choice! Joins us from Detroit, Michigan and they bring all the wisdom and nourishment you didn't know you needed.  Adela Nieves Martinez, Marcia Lee and Amanda Hill, all members and healing arts practitioners share their story and their spiritual perspective on this moment, their take on collective care and what this pandemic moment is asking of us all. 

Healing by choice! is a circle of women and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color Health and Healing Practitioners, based in Detroit. They offer a range of healing modalities for self and community care for the reduction of racial harm in mind, body, spirit and institution.

You can learn more about Healing By Choice by visiting https://www.healingbychoicedetroit.com/. You can follow them on IG at @healingbychoice.  You can find 

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Ofrenda: Traditional Healing Song with Adilia Torres

Ofrenda: Traditional Healing Song with Adilia Torres

June 12, 2020

Adilia Torres, shares with permission a sacred song that came to a fellow healer through prayer. Listen, sign it as a healing balm for yourself and sign it in community for others to receive its powerful nourishment. This medicine song is a healing balm shared to you with love and for the healing of our communities. 

Adilia Torres is a queer Chicana-Indigena from Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico. Her practice as a community mental health clinician is centered in cultural and spiritual attunement and indigenous medicine. Adilia is the founder of La Botanica Azul--a sustainable space for ancestral practices and exchanges of knowledge rooted in increasing access to healing and liberation. You can find her on IG @la_botanica_azul. Check out La Botanica Azule on Facebook!

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National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

June 2, 2020

Erica Woodland talks to us about his pioneering and breakthrough Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. Erica's work specifically acknowledges the harm and violence perpetuated by the medical-industrial complex and actively works to both intervene directly on this system as well as create new systems of care for our communities. We discuss reclaiming resilience as a practice that involves fighting for justice and the practice of healing justice as part of a long ancestral legacy that can guide us in our work and healing. 

You can find out more about NQTTCN at https://www.nqttcn.com/. Follow it on IG at @nqttcn.  You can reach and learn more about Erica Woodland at https://www.ericawoodland.com/.  You can follow him on IG at @ebmore1. 

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Decolonizing Mutual Aid

Decolonizing Mutual Aid

May 26, 2020

Veralucia Mendoza, Mijente member, Queer Afro-Indigenous migrant from the deserts of Peru and one of the main organizers and founders of the amazing Mutual Aid efforts in Toledo, Ohio. She joins us to talk about the history of mutual aid, its current invaluable practice during Covid times and centers a decolonizing frame and practice of it. 

Veralucia is committed to practicing Ancestral Futurism-imagining and creating better futures based on ancestral power, including our ancestors in the movement. This practice calls her to community organizing and disrupting culture.  You can follow Veralucia Mendoza on IG at @cala_verita, check out her TadX Toledo Toledo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSmjxqRh0b8.  Follow and support Mutual Aid in Toledo on FB at Mutual Aid Toledo/Apoyo Mutuo Toledo. 

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Mothering and Being Mothered

Mothering and Being Mothered

May 10, 2020

BONUS Episode for Mother's Day.  Friends Carla Gonzales and Francisca Porchas Coronado engage in a funny, introspective and insightful conversation about being mothered by Latinx migrant mamas and how that translates into who they are today, especially as mamas themselves, the highs, the lows, and the funny moments. 

Happy Mother's Day 2020!

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