7 episodes

Somos Semillas, We Are Seeds: A Podcast about Indigenous Sovereignty & Collective Storytelling

This creative collaboration with indigenous poet & scholar Erika Murcia invites us to explore inquiries about living with greater purpose, presence & rootedness.

In this 5-episode series, we’ll deconstruct the ways we connect to each sacred element -Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, and Ether. Together we have been weaving stories that gather and recall our ancestral memories. We have invited voices of sacred feminine and two-spirit leadership from various communities of the diaspora.

We’ll learn about the journeys of our guest storytellers, including astrologer Karina Falcon, Dr. Uzo Nwankpa , and healer, steward, and guardian Ember Phoenix.

Our theme song is Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol.

Visit www.weriseproduction.com to sign up for our newsletter and support our expansive labor! Muchas gracias, thank you for listening! Invite your comadres, aunties, relatives and extended communities to listen to our stories!

#SomosSemillasPodcast #WeAreSeedsPodcast #WeRiseProduction #Storytelling #MujerYSelva #SeasonsMedicine #MedicineWheel #Inqueering

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Somos Semillas, We Are Seeds: A Podcast about Indigenous Sovereignty & Collective Storytelling

This creative collaboration with indigenous poet & scholar Erika Murcia invites us to explore inquiries about living with greater purpose, presence & rootedness.

In this 5-episode series, we’ll deconstruct the ways we connect to each sacred element -Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, and Ether. Together we have been weaving stories that gather and recall our ancestral memories. We have invited voices of sacred feminine and two-spirit leadership from various communities of the diaspora.

We’ll learn about the journeys of our guest storytellers, including astrologer Karina Falcon, Dr. Uzo Nwankpa , and healer, steward, and guardian Ember Phoenix.

Our theme song is Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol.

Visit www.weriseproduction.com to sign up for our newsletter and support our expansive labor! Muchas gracias, thank you for listening! Invite your comadres, aunties, relatives and extended communities to listen to our stories!

#SomosSemillasPodcast #WeAreSeedsPodcast #WeRiseProduction #Storytelling #MujerYSelva #SeasonsMedicine #MedicineWheel #Inqueering

    EP 5: Sacred Rainbows, Weaving Our Crossroads

    EP 5: Sacred Rainbows, Weaving Our Crossroads

    In this bonus episode Cat, Erika, & nicky gather round on Nahuatl, Ohlone & Chinook lands to reflect on the making of Somos Semillas, how their ancestors guide their creative processes, and they share a little preview of their next offering... coming this autumn! As always, there are laughter and tears along the way.

    Stay tuned for Autumn launch by the equinox!

    LINKS
    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EJgvzyqOU1EjHrnbyL54Wsw7ACIpemeSXUVVWhy8884/edit?usp=sharing

    Our theme song of this podcast series is Sumergirse by @La.Clave.de.Sol

    Connect with us at weriseproduction@protonmail.me, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram at weriseproduction, & on twitter at WeRise Producers.

    Connect with Erika Murcia at https://linktr.ee/Mujeryselva

    Podcast Art by @NicoleGervacio

    • 1 hr 5 min
    EP 4: Sacred Winds, Returning to our Power of Shedding

    EP 4: Sacred Winds, Returning to our Power of Shedding

    In this episode Erika, nicky & Cat are joined by dancer and creator of healing spaces for healthcare providers, Dr. Uzo Nwankpa, to discuss the power of winds, and how this element shows up in our bodies, our human relationships, and our ancestral relationships with land.

    LINKS
    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/164XnegLb2ZmaGKWdam-SQlEsY6p2iYyGtHQraHYc-Ak/edit?usp=sharing

    Our theme song of this podcast series is Sumergirse by @La.Clave.de.Sol

    Connect with us atweriseproduction[at]protonmail[dot]me, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram at weriseproduction, & on twitter at WeRise Producers.

    Connect with Erika Murcia at https://linktr.ee/Mujeryselva

    Connect with Dr. Uzo Nwankpa: www.wellnesspromoters.net & www.theuzo.com & on IG @UzoNwankpa & @wellness_promoters

    Podcast Art by @NicoleGervacio

    Mia Mingus blog post: https://leavingevidence.wordpress.com/2022/01/16/you-are-not-entitled-to-our-deaths-covid-abled-supremacy-interdependence/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP 3: Sacred Fires, Returning to our Sexual Creativity

    EP 3: Sacred Fires, Returning to our Sexual Creativity

    In this episode Erika, nicky & Cat are joined by healer, steward, and guardian Ember Phoenix to discuss the element of fire, and how its sacred force shows up in our communities, relationships, bodies, and more.

    LINKS
    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oV_r9DCxiCeXwVYvcnicifovp4HiQlNf6mZz-8Wkpsg/edit?usp=sharing

    Our theme song of this podcast series is Sumergirse by @La.Clave.de.Sol

    Connect with us atweriseproduction[at]protonmail[dot]me, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram at weriseproduction, & on twitter at WeRise Producers.

    Connect with Erika Murcia at https://linktr.ee/Mujeryselva

    Connect with Ember Phoenix @SoulThriveApothecary & @MelaninRising.Co.

    Podcast Art by @NicoleGervacio

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP 2: Sacred Earth, Returning to Our Body Sovereignty

    EP 2: Sacred Earth, Returning to Our Body Sovereignty

    In this episode we are reclaiming Earth Mother and the soils as part of who we are, what we're made of. Erika, nicky & Cat open into this longing to celebrate our bodies, illuminating body as decolonial prayer.

    LINKS

    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BDPSOgP_ruhR0AXCwS5ZNQzBqa_YnHbZ3nbRowbmQqw/edit?usp=sharing

    Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NvLWNh9sNxdDhnFCkAOQ1?si=ajZr2gDlTga52lQA09NzuA & on IG @la.clave.de.sol

    Connect with us at weriseproduction[at]protonmail[dot]me, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram at weriseproduction, & on twitter at WeRiseProducers.

    Connect with Erika Murcia at https://linktr.ee/Mujeryselva

    • 49 min
    EP 1: Sacred Waters, Returning to our Natural Flow

    EP 1: Sacred Waters, Returning to our Natural Flow

    Episode One: Sacred Waters, Returning to Our Natural Flow offers expansive praxis for a calling to calmness, to flowing slowly as we dive into the depths of our dialogue, and our ancestral soul's water baggage.

    This episode features Somos Semillas collaborators: Nicky & Cat of We Rise Production, and Erika of Sanadora Práctica Creativa.

    Through multimedia, digital and live productions, We Rise Production challenges audiencesto think critically about the systems that oppress us all, and uses art to inspire active solidarity.We vision for the future with empathy and intellectual rigor. ​We move with ancestors and future generations in mind, knowing that it is our responsibilityto be accountable to our communities. Creative collaboration and storytelling are our methodsfor disseminating knowledge. These offerings are intended to help us remember what colonization tries to erase and to inspire change, big and small, loud and subtle.We ride the cusp of what our ancestors have known and what remains unknown,what has been done in acts of bravery and brilliance, and what we are capable of creating.

    Catherine Duval Petru aka Cat (she/her) is a queer Jewish cultural producer born & raised in Huchiun, Ohlone land known to many as Oakland, California.
    Influenced by this land at the epicenter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and the survivor spirit of her paternal grandmother, Cat’s pulse beats for our freedom movements. A dancer & pollinator, Cat brings whimsy & focus to supporting artists, educators, organizations, activists & visionaries tell stories that nourish our imaginations for collective liberation.
    ​As co-founder & co-director of We Rise Production, Cat brings her experience as an audio producer (trained at KPFA Radio’s community-based First Voice Apprenticeship Program in Berkeley), as well as her knack for writing & passions for accessibility & facilitation, to all her collaborations.

    NICOLE GERVACIO (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Huchiun, occupied Ohlone territory also known as Oakland, California. Their parents and grandparents immigrated from Luzon and the Bisayan islands.
    Inspired by bodies and memory, her work explores identity, permanence versus impermanence, and is often driven by a fear of forgetting – a response to the colonization, silencing, and invisiblization of their communities as well as many others under U.S. imperialism. nicole aims to heal the cultural & historical amnesia we inherited from the ongoing violence of colonialism that harms people, beings, and land and has us facing multiple crises today.
    The responsibility and purpose of being an artist is a dance she navigates by dreaming and creating with ancestors and future generations in mind. nicole has been a collaborator of Liberation Spring since 2016 and is the co-founder and co-director the cultural production collective We Rise - both continue to deepen her work as an artist and activist. NicoleGervacio.com

    Erika Murcia a Poet, and editor. Daughter of Mesoamerican diaspora. Co-author of the anthology Mamahood Sovereignty, a collection of essays on how womxn embody our Creativity. I created the Sanadora Práctica Creativa classroom honoring Native Mesoamerican teachings to support children of the global diaspora's healing journeys through Breastfeeding their Creative Praxis. As a human, I enjoy dancing, hugging trees, and drinking high-quality coffee. Now I walk my talk in Mesoamerica and wherever Earth Mother calls my heart.

    LINKS

    Episode transcript: a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0o-ttGzuIIqQCmiSXj7l-U0e1sTIdKHCjuGr-Z2i1Y/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 51 min
    EP 0: Sacred Ether, Returning to our Spirit

    EP 0: Sacred Ether, Returning to our Spirit

    How do we want to be seeds now?

    In Episode 0, Erika, nicky, & Cat are accompanied by writer & astrologer Karina Falcon to illuminate connections between the indigenous concept of zero with Spirit and the sacred element ether.

    𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐊𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐧?
    Karina Falcon is Mexican Transgenerational Consultant, Writer, Poet and Editor centered in the Sacred Feminine Wisdom. She has been practicing the way of the Medicine Wheel from ancestral medicine such as traditional mexican healing, astrology, Native American and Maya-Tolteca spirituality for about 18 years. In 2013 she founded Mujer Lunar [MoonWoman] https://www.mujerlunar.com/a portal for Spanish speaker women who wanted to explore their sacredness through Ancestral Feminine Wisdom and Visionary tools that help them be grounded while weaving their heart’s intent in form of projects and entrepreneurial deeds. In 2016, Karina co-founded Carpa Lunar [Moon Lodge] https://www.carpalunar.org/ a school in which indigenous teachings, familly constellations work and mindfulness is held in every course and training.

    Stay connected with Karina: https://www.mujerlunar.com/ & https://www.carpalunar.org/ & on IG @mujerlunarka & @sagradamujerlunar

    Our theme song is Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol.

    Visit www.weriseproduction.com to sign up for our newsletter and support our expansive labor! Muchas gracias, thank you for listening! Invite your comadres, aunties, relatives and extended communities to listen to our stories!

    LINKS

    Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PV-iQB5HJ3H8CEY_S1S6SzhJjKTCLwS0vW5ISWgfF_Y/edit?usp=sharing

    Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2NvLWNh9sNxdDhnFCkAOQ1?si=ajZr2gDlTga52lQA09NzuA & on IG @la.clave.de.sol

    Connect with us at weriseproduction[at]protonmail[dot]me, and follow us on Facebook & Instagram at weriseproduction, & on twitter at WeRiseProducers.

    Connect with Erika Murcia at https://linktr.ee/Mujeryselva

    • 1 hr 11 min

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