The Lineage of my Methodology
There are so many people and books that have brought me to where I am today in my practices, growth, learning, and becoming. Without them, none of this work would be possible, and not all of the healing work I’ve done would have been done. This is a living document, a work in progress, and most definitely not an exhaustive list, and still it is an attempt to show who and where I come from, and in doing so, honor with deepest gratitude my teachers and mentors.
I come from Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, one of the most formative communities and places of my life. I come from Trini and Luis Rodriguez, soul parents, mentors, guides, and friends. I come from the Tongva lands, the mountains and ocean and sage bundles that formed me.
I learn from the teachers: Patrisse Cullors, adrienne maree brown, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Robert Jones, Jr., Sonya Renee Taylor, Renee Linklater, Ibram X Kendi, Resmaa Menakem, Kelly Diels, Alice Wong, Dr. S. H. Moon, Tiffy Hammond, Melody Li & Inclusive Therapists, Lindley Ashlin, Kina Reed, J Mase III, Geo Soctomah Neptune, Imani Barbarin, KC Davis, Ijeoma Oluo, Sonny Jane Wise, Tabitha Brown, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw
Who are you learning from? Who are you watching?
How might I help as you become yourself?
I listen to the poets: ire’ne lara silva, Rosalilia Mendoza, Kristy Lovich, Saddiq Granger, DeShauna Hollie, Sammy Quetzalli, Ceasar K. Avelar, Edward Vidaurre, Vincent Cooper, Viktoria Valenzuela, Audrey Kelley, Liz Ligawa, Katie Gordon, Becky Fox, Sasha, Maya Chincilla, Chiwan Choi, Andrea Gibson, nayyirah waheed, Mary Lambert, Mary Oliver, Xitlalic Guijosa, Sha’rol Henning, jo reyes boitel
I watch the artists, the musicians, the storytellers creating culture
I consult Trees, Wind, and Ocean they are my wise counsel