A podcast to start conversations about decolonization on a variety of topics with a variety of voices. Disrupting the status quo by supporting a new consciousness & liberation in all areas of life through practical tips + radical Ideas.
Remembering Relationality with Copal Resin: Seeding Relations Conference Talk
September of 1519 in Yucatan, Mexico. September of 2018 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Copal is a powerful incense across centuries, a scent and ceremonial presence familiar to Indigenous peoples, Mexicans, and Chicanx communities alike. But what happens when copal is stolen from Maya sacred sites and brought to storage in Massachussetts? For over 100 years thousands of bodies from Chichén Itzá have been held in a Harvard museum in Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA. This is a tragic rupture of a relational network.
This is a bonus episode and based on a paper for Seeding Relations Conference March 2022. Here, I articulate some experiences, reflections, and questions that are emerging during my research and relationships with copalli. These are questions I hope to engage in my thesis and future doctoral work. Thank you for listening!
Check out the March 2022 conference: Seeding RelationsRead the paper, a partial transcript of this episode.Aztec Philosophy, James MaffieFind out more about Harvard Museum Collections hereMusic from Epidemic SoundsThis podcast episode was recorded and produced on the ancestral lands of the Pawtucket and Massachussett.
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Rooted Relationships with Johanna Guevara of Dropping Seeds
On this episode Johanna Guevara of Dropping Seeds joins Rebecca to discuss the ways that we can relate to plants and remember ancestral survival skills and healing practices. Johanna shares her personal journey of Indigenizing her family structure, homeschooling her children, and cultivating herbal medicine. Johanna inspires us to be held by nature and in rooted relationships even in fast-paced urban settings like Brooklyn or Boston.
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Resources & Recs from Johanna:
Kim Tallbear on All My Relations PodcastGod is Red by Vine DeloriaMil Mundos BooksFollow Dropping Seeds on IG & FBThis podcast was produced on Pawtucket and Massachussett land. Learn about the Indigenous lands you occupy here: https://native-land.ca/
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Johanna migrated to America with her family in the 80’s. As a last generation Colombian, her upbringing under the 7 Train in Queens, NYC, was mostly in Spanish. As with many Central, South American and Caribbean countries, both of her Grandmothers were influential and always had a plant for every ailment.
From very young, Johanna’s passion was creating. Her drive and determination lead her to graduate with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, only a couple months before Sept. 11. This global event would not only change the course of history but also propel her freelance design career into a full service branding studio with clients like Time Inc., CUNY, Afropunk, Department of Education, HighTimes and Sony Japan.
In 2008, during the collapse of the housing bubble which led to the Great Recession, she closed up her design studio and decided to travel the world with her then partner SirRoan. These travels very synchronistically turned into studies of sacred plant medicine, Ayurveda & Curanderismo with different masters from Brazil to New Mexico to heal personal emotional traumas. Johanna has also received certification in Reiki Level 2, Integrated Energy Technique Advanced , a Wasteskun Meztli Canada Moon Dancer and a Vision Quester in Atlantida, Colombia.
Ancestral Traditions with Jamee Pineda Healing Arts
In this episode Rebecca is joined by Jamee Pineda for a conversation about ancestral healing, traditional medicines, and decolonial approaches to remembering and reclaiming knowledge and practices for collective liberation. Listen for insights about food, fractals, and an invitation to reject ideas of "purity" while embracing decolonial pathways for wellness in daily life.
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Jamee is a hilot binabaylan, acupuncturist, and Chinese medicine practitioner. With the combination of his lived experience and training, his goal is to help individuals and communities live their fullest lives by offering a decolonizing approach to medicine rooted in traditional and ancestral practices. He is the host The Decolonizing Medicine Podcast! Subscribe & listen now: https://open.spotify.com/show/6dTvGlwkri4s8KvLx5ZNVo
Learn more here! http://www.jamee-pineda-lac.com/
Stories, Seeds, and Self Care with Diana Morales
In this episode Rebecca is joined by Diana Morales, Purepecha artist and a graduate student at UCLA. Diana generously shares stories from her family, her community, and from the earth. Tune in to hear Purepecha origins of the sacred tabaco plant, the power of seed memory and planting in community, and Diana's journey of self care and representation through art.
About Diana Morales
Diana is a Purepecha migrant living in Santa Ana, CA Tongva and Achachemen territory. She is an indigenous artist and digital illustrator. She shares her work to highlight Purepecha culture in the diaspora and "to remind us that we are here with our stories, our language and our history. "
Follow Diana and see her incredible work on IG @arte.es.medicinaBuy beautiful stickers and prints by Diana hereSupport Diana's Masters Degree on GoFundMe here
Animal Medicine with Curandera Erika Buenaflor
Welcome to season 2 of Decolonize Everything podcast!
In this episode Rebecca is joined by Curandera Erika Buenaflor to celebrate her fourth book, Animal Medicine: A Curanderismo Guide to Shapeshifting, Journeying, and Connecting with Animal Allies
Listen to Erika's journey of embracing her gift as a healer. She offers insights and invitations around issues of appropriation and accessibility of ancient and contemporary Indigenous wisdom.
Light a candle and some incense with Rebecca and enjoy a taste of all the profound research and experiences that Erika generously shares.
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Waking Up with Sara Nicole
This is the final episode of season 1 of Decolonize Everything and it's a very special episode.
Rebecca is joined by her sister Sara Nicole Mendoza. Sara Nicole is a life coach who helps highly sensitive people and empaths learn to regulate their nervous system, and ultimately to step into their power and heal.
In this episode Sara and Rebecca share laughter and lament. Sara offers insights and inspiration for those who are often "tempted to stay small," she even does some coaching on the spot and invites us all into deep engagement and work with our egos and energy.
Sara and Rebecca are both first-generation graduate students: Sara is a master student at Naropa in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program and she has her BA in psychology. They share struggles and successes while considering their privilege and opportunities to change the game. Listen now and be sure to follow and support Sara's work:
Sara Nicole Instagram account.More wisdom dropped on her YouTube Channel.Learn more & book a coaching session with Sara here.Theme Music produced by TheRealPakman for Eating Beatz
All other music comes from Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)
So much gratitude to all listeners & supporters of this podcast!
More coming soon in Season 2
Beautiful. Thank you.
Thank you for sharing your work with me and all others hearing your words and the words of those you invite into your digital/online sharing space. I identify as a white person who benefits from colonization. I also identify as a healer of the earth.
Love your message
So grateful for your creativity and changing the narrative. I'm working on decolonizing the way we engage children in their education. Didn't realize that's what I was doing. It begins at the bginning. When we honor children by healing ourselves so we are truly present with them we can interrupt the disconnection and create the sense of belonging and connectedness we need to heal this world.
What America is!!!
This series is so necessary! And the Author is amazing at capturing voices that aren’t her own but of Americans! Absolutely necessary.