Artist Statement

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My poetry is rooted in the oral tradition of Indigenous Mexican, American and CHicano storytelling employing metaphors as storehouses for trans-generational healing. Through the manipulation of Spanish and Nahuatl within a work primarily written in English, words are given vision and a purpose beyond colonization, like seeds during a drought they transform colonist tongues into bridges for our ancestors.

My multidisciplinary work explores the nuances of womanhood, queer sensuality and post-colonial indigenous transnational identity. Employing storytelling techniques, they provide a multi-sensorial experience for audiences through the blending of documentary, performance, animation and sound arts.

My collaborations embody the traditions of border-crossing movements that push the conventions of institutional art and politics through solidarity. They defy genre, social-constructs and market-driven filmmaking, the films are produced and edited without budget or institutional support. They simultaneously converse with literature, cinema. decolonization and transnational feminism


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