Last month, myself and seven other initiates participated in a sacred ceremony to receive our indigenous Filipino names. When I first began connecting with my Filipino ancestors, I remember feeling the grief of losing our old ways. Much has been lost because of colonization, capitalism and modern politics. Most of the time, you can’t tell […]
I am left feeling so much more grounded, connected to my ancestors, and held by the universe. Sasha held our time together with so much depth and good humor. She makes the whole enterprise into an expansive adventure. I can’t recommend this journey enough.
The kids were asleep and it was later in the evening. My mother and I were alone in my kitchen. I watched in amazement as she continued to deny my childhood experiences that brought up so much hurt and tenderness for me. I could feel myself start to retreat and I wanted to withdraw. It […]