ver a lx parterx como portadorx de conocimientos y al parturiente como protagonista del parto // to understand the midwife as the carrier of knowledge and the birthing person as the protagonist of birth. art by Diego Isaias Hernandez
Translation: We cannot decolonize without de-patriarchalizing. My addition to this awesome piece by Mujeres Creando from Bolivia is: No se puede descolonizar sin (cishetero)despatriarcalizar. We must start naming cis and hetero systems of power and add them to the list of things that need to be smashed.
cooking beans gives me pleasure. from choosing the ‘right’ amount of beans and water and soak them, to letting the beans steam after turning off the fire so that all the waters are colored by the beans and have that thick consistency. the slow rate that beans cook at allows me to mix and match all kinds of herbs and seasoning, not one single bean batch is the same. this love potion was slowly cooked with garlic, onion, sea salt, rosemary and merquen (Chilean roasted chile mix). slow cooking and slow eating. the bean juice is the best, I heard that some grandmas in Mexico encourage the post partum people to drink up the bean juice for quick recovery. I like to use the bean juice to add that extra complex flavor to any other food I make that week, for example brown rice. eat your beans! MAKE YR OWN BEANS! how do you make your beans? what do you use the bean juice for?
I know this is not gonna be a popular opinion but fuck Mac for capitalizing on the artistic genius and image of Selena. Tired of major corporations making money out of the creative power of Brown people.
soy plantasexual, semillasexual, pachasexual…. no hay nada mas delicioso que el guardar semillas, nada mas orgasmico que tender a semillas nativas y verlas crecer y aparecer suavemente desde la tierra. la tierra mojada, la abundancia de la kiwicha, las flores de cempasuchil, los gusanos bajo la tierra, el sentir vida entre mis manos ESE ES MI ORGASMO! shirt by @nalgonapride
onions, jalapenos, carrots, basil from my garden, sage form my garden and young salt bush seeds from Olivia’s Native Garden. massage everything with hands, add some salt and pepper. put it in a clean glass, add some filtered water and cover the glass container with a cloth. you can check out. check out previous post for a photograph of the set up here.
that moment when you start laughing like an evil person cause you are about to ignite an interesting discussion in class cause you WILL bring up racism, slavery, undocumentation, migration and colonizer white priviledge…. aiaiaiaia… academia you do allow for a certain pleasure i cannot get in my regular life
Today is ‘Dia Mundial De La Salud’, or World Health Day. I want to thank all the traditional doctors, Abuelita pasa huevos, moms, parents, little kids, bisabuelos rezadores y santiguadores, animals, ourselves, plants, rocks, abortistas, acompañantes, parteras, local curanderas, sobadoras, hueseras, yerbeteras and every single person and being that has provided pain relief, medicina, care and nurturing to another person or being. Todxs somos medicina. (image by Carmen Lomas Garza)
telando una fajita con la ayuda del arbol de palta y la tierra bajo las pompas. ambas tierra y arbol proporcionan los necesario para el telar de cintura: tension para tensar las hebras. technically i have never done telar before, but a lot of this feels as old as time to me. teje araña teje!
a muña y la chicchipa, Andean herbs. la muña is a great ally for stomach problems and cramps; chicchipa is an herbs used just like as huatacay, para platos tipicos and also stomach aches. some info that might be useful for those of you that are from the Andean region… a reminder for all of us: to learn more about the plants that grow in your hometown, neighborhood, back yard or between the cracks in the streets you walk on!