We all live in a world of intersectionality. Our identities intersect at many different points, making our lives rich, interesting and unique. This blog is a celebration of all the ways my life experiences and identities intersect; a celebration of who I am and all the ways I continue to explore my potential.
Born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii, I see my birthplace as one of the core essentials of who I am today. Place is important because it grounds us, roots us to soil that grows a powerful understanding of how we see the world. My island upbringing is an essential lens within which I see the world.
I am still exploring my complicated racial identity. I was told my whole life I am half Mexican, quarter Irish and a quarter German. However, I learned about 10 years ago I am in fact, not those things. I am continuing to explore my mixed-race roots of Isleta Pueblo, Spanish, Irish, Black & Jewish [thanks 23&Me!].
Being a woman is one of my most treasured identities. I started this life being taught that being a woman means a very particular thing. I have loved exploring all the ways that the Feminine Spirit lives and breathes throughout our universe and how that spirit manifests herself in my life. I embrace women in all the lovely, complex, life-giving ways in which they express themselves and cherish the sisterhood I am a part of.
This blog is truly a way for me to continue to explore my intersecting identities, hash out the questions, concerns
NOUN the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
ORIGIN late 16th century (in the sense ‘quality of being identical’): from late Latin identitas, from Latin idem ‘same.’