A radical, queer/genderqueer play and novel based in Puerto Rico about resistance, remembrance, reclamation and collective liberation that focuses on themes of: liberation, independence/interdependence, autonomy/sovereignty, trans and queer identity and rights, Afro-Puerto Rican identity , Taino identity, ancestry, land rights, environmental justice, economic justice, feminism and gender justice, racism, and classism.
A group of queer punk band members committed to collective liberation journey through past, present and future as they connect with their ancestors, anarchist and feminist radical predecessors, and the freedom they strive for -NOW.
What does it mean to be brown and queer in our society? Can we ever move from surviving to thriving?
Survivin' is a cinepoem and short film created with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Film and Freedom Academy in collaboration and with allgo, Texas's statewide queer people of color organization.
Liberatory Medicine Making Series (2017-18)
A new zine series where we go IN on liberatory medicine, liberation and decolonial healing, black and brown ancestral healing traditions and much more.
Genderqueer Files: The Qolectiv@ (2011)
A brown, genderqueer play and series about Rebellion, Resistance, Reclamation, Revolution, and espíritu/Spirit. A collective of brown, radical gender/queers find that to continue to protect and heal their community that they must discover their innate super powers tied to their indigenous spirituality and the wisdom of their ancestors.
Queering Herbalism (2013)
A queer, brown. resource guide that comes from information on the Queer herbalism website. The blog contains commentary and resources about holistic healing with an anti-oppressive framework and a lens toward a more historically accurate, complete and inclusive history of healing.
Herbal Freedom School zines (2012-2014)
This “freedom session” is a smaller version of the Herbal Freedom School webpage which is part queerherbalism.blogspot.com. It is a compilation of links, books, and articles about herbalism and other holistic healing modalities that complement it or intersect with it. It is an attempt to make herbal and holistic knowledge more accessible (again).
The Herbal Freedom page and zines are not meant to be exhaustive or definitive. They are a few steps on the revolutionary journey. There's a lot out there. *Please verify by cross-referencing with other sources and remember there is no one way to come at this healing work and for this reason there's a lot of seemingly contradictory information. Hopefully this will be a catalyst for folks to begin/continue on their path and even collaborate with others within the movement.
Putting Down the Master's Tools: Using Our Words, Stories, and Art to Queer Social Justice which I presented at the 5th Annual D'el Otro La'o coloquio at the University or Puerto Rico- Mayaguez.
For more information, go HERE.
Healing Ourselves from Historical Trauma and Internalized Oppression- internalized oppression destroys friendships, families, communities and movements. We need to deal with it before it consumes us. We will focus on release and healing through dialogue, writing, and ceremony.
Freedom Schools, Knowledge Shares and Medicine Shares
QTPOC Healing Legacies: The Medicine of Our Stories- we need to know the history of our healers and medicine. We will focus on our legacy and our place in the legacy of queer and brown healers.
Liberatory Sustainability/Sustainability and Sankofa- series on basics of liberation and social permacutulture, food and environmental justice, herbalism centered around brown histories. We will focus on connecting to ancestral knowledge, our agrarian histories and history of "environmentalism", the truth about Reconstruction, POC farmers and land dispossession. It's basically that workshop on 'sustainability' with racial analysis and actual dialogue on systemic oppression, white supremacy within the 'sustainable movement' and our influential roles within the food/environmental movements that you have been hoping for- or at least that I always dreamed of.
Liberatory Ancestal Healing and Medicine-
we discuss the power of indigenous, black, and brown healing histories and ways of knowing and being .
TransVisibility, Survival and Solidarity
Liberatory Medicine Making: we learn to partner with plants for Inner Peace and Liberation.