Let’s be honest here. Latinx womxn often get overlooked in the conversations about race and gender that are steeped in Black and White binaries. Encima de eso, the fields of feminine self-actualization, personal growth, spirituality, and trauma healing are designed for and marketed to white womxn.
What I know is that we experience a distinct flavor of oppression made up of machismo and colonialism from our own culture that is then compounded by our unique experiences as Latinx womxn navigating the systems of race, class, and gender in this country.
It’s time to live and create by our own rules, Rompereglas.
It’s about coming together to process and heal our internalized experiences of what we face(d) as Latinx womxn and to use our healing to create a purpose-driven future that values cooperation, interconnectedness, mutuality, nurturance, and thriving.
It’s also about getting radically honest with ourselves and each other about how patriarchy and colonialism hurts us individually, collectively, and in and our relationships to one another as womxn.
Centering Latinx is not about exclusion. It’s about creating affinity healing spaces to explore and challenge self-limiting stories arising from our cultural inheritance of colonization, machismo, and systemic racism.
ELLA is about standing strong in our value, greatness, purpose, cultural richness, passion, and our right to take up space and thrive, so we can lift our voices and create a more just and beautiful world from a place of authenticity, truth, and conscious personal leadership.
What ELLA participants have shared:
“It felt so intimate–the authenticity, the gentleness, our shared stories. Having the event focused on OUR culture and in OUR languages spoke to me and validated a part of myself that had been shut down and colonized.” ~Julissa Perez
“It is important to do healing work in a culture-specific container because there is a domino effect of spreading the good within our community.” ~Brenda Liz Cotto