Maria Parra Cano, a Xicana Indígena is holding a clay bowl filled with beans, corn, chiles, and other indigenous dried food. She is wearing a black huipil with embroidered red flowers and a red rebozo. Her lipstick is dark red and one point.

My Mother’s Sauces

Maria Parra Cano on healing self, family, and community with ancestral foods and forests Interview by Kimi Eisele Maria Parra Cano is a chef, ancestral … Read more

Figuring Out Who You Are

Mestra Luar do Sertão on art, science, and the beautiful challenge of Capoeira Interview by Kimi Eisele Anne Pollack, also known as Mestra Luar do … Read more

Que Canten Las Mujeres

Vocalist Diana Olivares on mariachi, forming an all-woman band, and “las grandes” who came before her. Interview by Kimi Eisele Diana Olivares is a mariachi … Read more

Safe Risks & Radical Aspirations

How to Re-think a Folklife Festival during a Pandemic by Dr. Maribel Alvarez By definition, festivals entail risk. Best known as “occasions for feasting, revelry, … Read more

an ironing board filled with homemade face masks.

More Than It Seems

Seamstresses Stitch Love and Culture into Masks and Clothing by Kimi Eisele Growing up, Grace Beltran, who was raised by her grandmother in the City … Read more