I am a young mestiza, immigrant, feminist born and raised in El Salvador. I have lived in Turtle Island since 2007, I first moved here as a student and then stayed as an immigrant worker. I currently work as Forum Logistics Associate at the Association for Women’s Right in Development (AWID).
I am inspired by the power of people, the resilience of communities and the commitment and care of all those defending their territories, their people and the generations to come. I am passionate about grassroots work and believe that is crucial to bridge gaps amongst those in the frontlines, allies and those making decisions. This is why I believe that intersectional, people led spaces are critical in creating new discourses and work that will result in change that is multidimensional and sustainable.
Finding spaces to organize with other indigenous, racialized and non- racialized youth is very important for me. It does not matter if it is around the food we love, our bodies, the lands, our ancestors or the planet that we live in. Defending and working to heal our waters through ceremony and other forms of activism is one of the things that moves me the most.