In this episode, we talk about identity as a growing process, a flowing cyclical movement. We discuss how the world structures identity, and how the right set of identities can constitute our value and worth.
Why we hate writing "about-me" pages, the elevator pitch/speech, finding our niche, branding our work. How we'd like to do away with the classic question of "what do you do?" ICK!
Impostor syndrome and how POC can't just relax and exist. Our lives carved around what we feel WP want when we're in their presence. Our work to keep them comfortable.
We talk chicanismo, our rite to choose the identity most closely related to our indigenous roots. 20-year-old white shaman girls and how white folx created a hierarchical system with certificates that take up the space and resources from POC.
The journey of trying to create community while living in mostly white spaces.
Lastly, a chiquito segment on the summer solstice, our desires and rekindling our passions.
References Mentioned: Gloria Anzaldua: Talks about the Seven Stages of Conocimiento in her piece titled: "Now Let Us Shift …Conocimiento…Inner Work, Public Acts". Can be found in the books: "This bridge we call home" and "Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality"