An Easter Sunday reflection

Consciously choosing not to outsource my faith or practices to any corporation or foreign religion. Today we choose to remember our ancestors and work to rekindle the generations-long millennial relationships our people had with Creator, earth and all creation. No chocolate bunny or imagery of torture and subjugation are allowed in my sacred family space. Certainly everyone is free to choose their paradigm, but I prefer to keep mine local and grounded in the earth.

I also want to take a moment to reflect on CHOCOLATE, whose birthplace is Mexico. We have an ancient and sacred relationship with it. “In the 19th century there were 1800 hectares of cocoa. Four years ago, there were only four hectares[…][Mexico] is the country that showed chocolate to the world[…]It is printed in our genes.”

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Iris Rodriguez

Artivist / Journalist / Rascuacha Tech / Network Producer at Xica Media
Iris Rodriguez is a digital strategist, multimedia producer, author, musical artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas.Since 2002 her body of work has addressed environmental racism/justice, family detention,decolonization, cultural arts, guerrilla media, Xicanisma and public archives.
Her upcoming book, Return To The Red Road, is a collection of poetry, art, and stories about her journey through decolonization.Her newly opened musical production house, Tezcatlipoca Records, produces music of modern Cemanahuac.Her latest album, La Cultura Nos Cura, is a fusion of cumbia and indigenous Mexican instruments, earth- and spirit-conscious lyrics, and decolonial themes.Read full bio here.
Channels: Xicana Chronicles | End Family Detention | Xica Nation | Tezcatlipoca Records | MTX Files | Sound Cloud | Chinati Ixtlan | Texas UFW 2016
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