Power Braids: Rigoberta Menchu

“Only together can we move forward, so that there is light and hope for all women on the planet.” –Rigobeta Menchú Rigoberta Menchú Tum is a Mayan k’iche’ activist born in 1959 in Chimel, a small Mayan community in the highlands of Guatemala. She received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 in recognition of her […]

Braiding words || Trenzando palabras

And when everything else fails, let’s distract our minds in learning so we don’t get lost in yearning… …y  cuando lo demás falla, a distraerse en conocimiento, para no perdernos en sentimientos.   I braid words in this apothecary full of hope, and yet with the realistic outlook of experience. I’m full of hope, because we […]

Glossary of words that build worlds: Mercury Retrograde

When you look at a braid from an horizontal perspective, you’ll realize it consists of mountains and valleys. But then again, it’s just a matter of perspective: turn the braid around and you’ll see the valleys transform into mountains. Those valleys are the equivalent of those moments in which, going through adversity, or simply questioning […]