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The Time Traveling Curandero

There is a story that I heard from both my maternal grandfather and my paternal grandmother. It was the story of my great-grandfather, Juan Larrinaga. I have heard so much about him throughout my life that I feel as though … Continue reading

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La Llorona

There is a story that my Mexican grandfather told me since I was young. He explained to me that for some of us women, we are just born with a reproductive system that makes it very difficult to bear children. … Continue reading

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

When I was a young girl, I remember telling my grandpa that I felt completely misunderstood in this world. I felt a strong desire to help others but often felt like my offers to help others often comes off misunderstood … Continue reading

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We Are Stronger Together

My grandfather used to tell me a story about our ancestors from the Basque region of Spain. Basque is an isolated portion of Spain, and because of that isolation, they weren’t all aware initially of what other Spaniards were doing … Continue reading

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Look Into My Eyes

There is a story my grandpa asked me to tell one day. He had a fear that since history has a way of repeating itself, there would come a time in our American history where the majority of us would … Continue reading

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Look Toward the Light

*This post comes with a trigger warning of rape and assault. When I was growing up, my grandfather told me that if you are forewarned of something in advance and it happens, you could easily argue that the warning was … Continue reading

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

When I was a child, my grandparents told me all of their fears for their harbor community in San Pedro, CA. They told me they feared that one day the Italian portion of the community would attempt to proclaim superiority … Continue reading

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Saint Brigid

I’ve shared previously about how I was confused when I was younger about why my soul felt so masculine. People often ask me how I could identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community and still choose to remain Catholic. There’s … Continue reading

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Ave Maria

  There’s been a question I’ve been asked repeatedly my entire adult life…”how did you know?!” or alternately, “how did your family know?!”. I could claim that I come from the most highly magical family of witches/wizards around. I prefer … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice

  When I was growing up, my grandpa told me a story repeatedly about how his dad and Walt Disney had brainstormed together about The Little Mermaid. His dad had a lot of dreams about me, and he knew that … Continue reading

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