NEW Episode! National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Erica Woodland talks to us about his pioneering and breakthrough Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. Erica’s work specifically acknowledges the harm and violence perpetuated by the medical-industrial complex and actively works to both intervene directly on this system as well as create new systems of care for our communities. We discuss reclaiming resilience as a practice that involves fighting for justice and the practice of healing justice as part of a long ancestral legacy that can guide us in our work and healing. 

You can find out more about NQTTCN at Follow it on IG at @nqttcn.  You can reach and learn more about Erica Woodland at  You can follow him on IG at @ebmore1. 

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Decolonizing Mutual Aid

Veralucia Mendoza, Mijente member, Queer Afro-Indigenous migrant from the deserts of Peru and one of the main organizers and founders of the amazing Mutual Aid efforts in Toledo, Ohio. She joins us to talk about the history of mutual aid, its current invaluable practice during Covid times and centers a decolonizing frame and practice of it.

Veralucia is committed to practicing Ancestral Futurism-imagining and creating better futures based on ancestral power, including our ancestors in the movement. This practice calls her to community organizing and disrupting culture.  You can follow Veralucia Mendoza on IG at @cala_verita, check out her TadX Toledo Toledo at  Follow and support Mutual Aid in Toledo on FB at Mutual Aid Toledo/Apoyo Mutuo Toledo.

Please share this practice with others!  This episode is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include community organizers, artists, healers and leaders sharing their grounding practices and rituals with us as a way of building resilience together in this challenging moment globally.

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BONUS Episode! Mothering and Being Mothered

BONUS Episode for Mother’s Day.  Friends Carla Gonzales and Francisca Porchas Coronado engage in a funny, introspective and insightful conversation about being mothered by Latinx migrant mamas and how that translates into who they are today, especially as mamas themselves, the highs, the lows, and the funny moments.

Happy Mother’s Day 2020!

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Grounding Meditation

Luana Morales shares a grounding mediation and reflection practice with us this week! Luana is a Birth and Bereavement Doula, Death Midwife, Circle keeper, Officiant, Reiki Master Teacher, and Herbal Apprentice devoted to reclaiming our birth, death, and Afro-Indigenous healing practices.  She is one of the founders of Seeds of Our Ancestors, a mobile interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and multi lineage healing squad.

Please share this practice with others!  This offering is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include community organizers, artists, healers and leaders sharing their grounding practices and rituals with us as a way of building resilience together in this challenging moment globally.

Learn more about Luana at

The Impact of Covid-19 On Latinos in the U.S.

Listen to this special episode on the Mijente and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement’s new report “The Impact of Covid-19 On Latinos in the U.S.”. We’re dying disproportionately and bearing the brunt of this crisis. It is critical we tell our stories! Listen to how we are organizing for the SOLUTIONS that we need.

Download the report here:

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Courage Meditation with Dr. Monika L. Son

Dr. Monika L. Son gifts us a courage and compassion meditation for this week’s Ofrenda. A native New York Afro-Dominicana born to immigrant parents, educator/scholar/healer/activist,  Monika actively integrates healing into teaching and learning spaces in higher education, particularly for BIPOC communities. Her passion lies in  building and growing transformative curriculum for students, faculty and educators through an embodied, anti-oppressive and inclusive, trauma informed, social justice lens.

Please share this practice with others!  This offering is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include community organizers, artists, healers and leaders sharing their grounding practices and rituals with us as a way of building resilience together in this challenging moment globally.

Follow us at @lacurapodcast or email us at [email protected], we want to hear from you!

Healing, Resilience and Power

Listen to the Resilient Strategies team–Mark-Anthony Jonhnson, Prentis Hemphill and Francisca Porchas Coronado, host of La Cura Podcast on Politicized Healing and what it can offer us in this moment of Covid19 and beyond to heal and build power in the way that we need to.

Resilient Strategies is healing justice project transforming the impact of state violence on our bodies, our behaviors and the organizations we build as a critical part of liberation.

To learn more about Prentis Hemphill you can visit their website at and you can follow them on IG @prentis.h and you can follow Mark-Anthony Johnson on twitter @FlyEgret.

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Community Care Series: Ofrenda by Muertero Yamil

Muertero Yamil is a Pennsylvania based health worker on the frontlines of the Covid19 pandemic. He shares with us his grounding spiritual practice of the past 27 years and especially now as he navigates care giving for so many battling illness daily.

Please share this practice with others!  This offering is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include community organizers, artists, healers and leaders sharing how their grounding practices and rituals in this moment with us all as a way of building resisilience together in this challenging moment globally.

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Community Care Series: Ofrenda by Dr. Diana Quinn Inla’kech

Dr. Diana Quinn Inla’kech shares holistic and traditional recipes and the healing power of plants for immune and spiritual support generously shared to her by two Curadera friends especially for this offering on La Cura.

This offering is part of La Cura’s Community Care Series which will include community organizers, artists, healers and leaders sharing how they are grounding spiritually and physically in this moment with us all as a way of building resilience together in this challenging moment globally.

Check out Dr. Quinn Inla’kech’s blog on the recipes at

Holistic Immunity Support

Kicking off our Community Care Series with Dr. Diana Quinn Inlak’ech who educates and grounds us on a holistic view of how to take care of our system and each other. Diana Inlak’ech, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor at the intersection of social justice, spirituality and healing. Specializing in somatic bodywork, integrative mental health, and decolonized healing modalities within a politicized framework.

You can access her blog Holistic Support for Immunity and Viral Prevention at

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Storytelling as Medicine

Award winning HIV activist and artist, Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca joins us to share about the creation of The Gran Varones Project, which uses storytelling to elevate the stories of Latinx & Afro-Latinx Gay, Queer, Trans, Bisexual Men & Bois and his hit Youtube show Kikis with Louie!

Check out @GranVarones on Instagram and Tumbler and Kikis with Louie on Youtube.

Part 2: Conflict and Transformation

Belia Mayeno Saavedra returns for the second part of our conversation on Conflict and Transformation. She takes us deeper into the intersection between conflict, vulnerability, shame and accountability. She answers questions by Mijente members on setting boundaries with family, moving past toxic chapters in our lives and building self-awareness.

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Part 1: Conflict and Transformation

Listen to Belia share wisdom based on many years of healing practice on the connection between shame and conflict AND how our yearning for safety and belonging determine how we are with our beloveds and others navigating conflict. 🎧 Listen on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts and on all your favorite pod platforms.

Sanación y Resiliencia en Puerto Rico

Season 1: Lourdes Hernandez Rivera nos cuenta sobre los esfuerzos de sanación a través de su proyecto Caminando La Utopía y muchos más por toda la Isla de Puerto Rico dado la devastación de los terremotos recientes y el huracán Maria de hace dos años.  Con miles de personas desposeídas por la Isla, ella es una lider y sanadora entre muchos mas, creando conciencia política y resiliencia emocional y física a miles de ellos.

Si deseas saber mas de los esfuerzos de Caminando La Utopía por favor sigue en IG @caminandolaeutopia y POR FAVOR contribuye al proyecto!


Lourdes Hernandez Rivera tells us about her healing work efforts through her project Caminando La Utopia and many others throughout the Island of Puerto Rico given the aftermath of the recent earthquakes and Hurricane Maria two years ago.  With thousands of people finding themselves without homes, she is a leader and healer among many others creating political consciousness and emotional and physical resilience to thousands of them.

Follow her project Caminando La Utopia on IG at @CaminandolaUtopia and PLEASE contribute!

Part 2: La Política de Territorio y La Medicina

Season 1: Esta es la Segunda Parte de la conversación con Mimi Salvador sobre la política de su territorio en la Amazonía Ecuatoriana, la cosmovisión de su gente y la medicina.  En este capítulo Mimi nos comparte su pensamiento sobre el Ayahuasca que viene de la cosmología de su gente y el hecho de que ahora esta siendo usado por estadounidenses y europeos fuera y dentro del territorio.

Siganos en Instagram @lacurapodcast y envíenos un correo electrónico a [email protected] para compartir su sentir sobre este capitulos y capitulos pasados o visiten nuestra pagina de web

Season 1, Episode 2: La Política de Territorio y La Medicina

Season 2:  La Cura’s first episode in Spanish! Este es el primer episodio de La Cura en español! Esta es la primera parte de una conversación de dos partes con Mimi Salvador Lucero, joven Kichwa de la área de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana.  Mimi nos comparte sobre su comunidad de su pueblo originario indígena, Kichwa, su Cosmovisión, la lucha política y espiritual por su territorio y el futuro del planeta en acuerdo a su tradición.

La Cura Espisodes are out every other Sunday. Subscribe! Check us out at and follow us on Instagram @lacurapodcast.  Follow Mimi’s collective on Instagram @healinginresistance

NEW Season! Episode 1: Death Midwifery

In conversation with Luana Morales, Boston-based Boricua and Death Midwife, we explore our relationship to death spiritually and emotionally, the influence of the medical industrial complex on our self-determination after death, and that of our beloveds, and the funeral industry’s elitist history.

Luana will tell us what her powerful work of death midwifery entails and how to make the best choices around our transition and that of our loved ones.

Episode 5: Elevating Our Ancestors, Elevating Ourselves

Ancestors are complicated. Some of them we knew, loved immensely, and miss daily. Others we knew and their memory causes pain, and we hope to never repeat their mistakes again in the world. Either way, they inevitably live in us and in our families’ costumbres, personalities and behaviors. Should we honor and elevate them all irregardless of their character? If so, how?

In this episode, we speak to Jose Rodriguez, “Agboola” about his ancient West African spiritual tradition of Ifá–which has made its way to every corner of Latin America from Chile to Colombia, Brazil to Cuba–and about what it means to praise the ancestors. We talk about why it is profoundly important, not only for their spirits, but for our own character, elevation and evolution here in the world as individuals and as a collective.

Episode 4: Healing Our Bodies with Food

The world might disagree on a lot. One thing is for sure–we all love food! From filling up our bellies with our delicious traditional dishes to treating our corazoncitos, physical pains, and illnesses with our ancestral ingredients, food is central to who we are and what we do. In this episode we are in conversation about the energetic and nourishing healing capacity of food with Julio Mendoza, Chef and owner of The Ital Trap, a mobile and pop-up food concept that specializes in tropical plant-centric cuisine and Chef Maria Parra Cano, owner and mami-prenuer of Sana Sana Foods, a plant based movement aimed at healing our community through food.

Episode 3: Flower Essence Medicine for the Heart and the Spirit

We use the essences of flowers in many forms as a people, from our abuelita’s manzanilla teas to the curadera’s esencias floridas also known as tinctures, flowers have served our bodies and hearts for generations.  In this episode we converse with Flower Doctor, Organizer and Masters In Family Therapy, Guadalupe Rocio Chavez about her path as a Flower Essence Healer in Los Angeles tending to formally incarcerated people and their families through the healing power of flowers.  She will teach us about transforming grief, anger, melancholy and restoring a sense of connection through the power of “plantitas.”

Episode 2: Is Therapy Only for the Locos?

Increasingly, Latinx people are more open and actively seeking counseling and therapy as a source of healing. At the same time many in our familias still believe it is only for the “locos” or the “blancos”, but the root of this belief is not unfounded. The history of psychology has been used as a tool of white supremacy for centuries. We will talk to Cristalis Capielo Rosario, Ph.D and Professor at Arizona State University about her journey and her culture shock after moving from the island of Puerto Rico to the U.S. South, loving psychology and also navigating racism and sexism as a student, and her passion to create culturally grounded theory and practice in the field. Also listen to great advice form Dr. Capielo Rosario on what to look for in a therapist and how to best excercise your own agency!

Episode 1: Healing Our Communities

Introducing La Cura Podcast by Mijente in collaboration with Resilient Strategies, hosted by Francisca Porchas Coronado

Let’s talk healing! Healing is a word that is becoming increasingly popular, but what does it really mean for so many of us in the Latinx community? In this episode, spiritual and political leaders Manuela Arciniegas y Manuel Criollo engage in the polemic about what we are healing from, and what awaits us on the other side of transformation. Our traditional healing practices have been critical to our own survival and continued presence as Latinx people.  We will converse about how our culture, traditions, stories, and remedios continue to sustain us and nourish us even in the midst of all the world’s brokenness and despair.

Coming March 9: La Cura

Introducing La Cura Podcast by Mijente in collaboration with Resilient Strategies. Hosted by Francisca Porchas Coronado.

La Cura will take you on a journey that centers Latinx healing and wellbeing.  We will explore what healing is, the possibilities for for it, and engage in conversation with thought leaders, historians, spiritual sages, trauma informed healers, traditional and western medicine practitioners and many more.