Say Hello!

In one of our introductory activities called “Who are my People,” each of our Trainers takes a moment to introduce themselves in a different, non-dominant culture way.  It focuses on getting to know  people in a more meaningful way that leads to connection.

 

Sareli Beltrán

Sareli Beltrán

My people speak two languages. They have one foot on each side of the border; not knowing where they belong they continue to walk, trusting the universe.

My people get tongue-tied when speaking because the brain up in our head is unsure about which tongue to use so it will be understood and when one language isn’t enough, we use both at times resulting in new vocabulary.

My people are those raising the hopeful generations of tomorrow regardless of a biological bond. People that carry more than enough warmth to share, and you can see it because they wear their hearts on their sleeve.

My People struggle to wake up every morning; unsure if today will be the day that they crumble and fall, not wanting to give into the mental darkness that chronically peeks during vulnerable times they force to stand up. And, they reach out.

My People come from la tierra del Maíz. They color all over the lines, sometimes inside but most of the time they just like the way the colors bleed together. They use all the vibrancy found in the rainbow and redefine themselves on their terms.

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Mi Pueblo habla dos idiomas. Un pie en cada lado de la frontera; Sin saber a dónde pertenecen, siguen su camino confiando en el universo.

A Mi Pueblo se le enreda la lengua al hablar y se les cohíbe el cerebro al descoger las palabras que quepan en el idioma de aquí y de allá; dan a luz a un nuevo vocabulario  cuando usan las dos lenguas al mismo tiempo.

Mi Pueblo descoge crecer las generaciones de mañana sin importar un lazo biológico; que en sus entrañas brota la calidez, y llevan sus corazones en la mano.

Mi Pueblo lucha por despertar cada mañana contemplando si hoy será el día en que caerán presos a las tormentas emocionales que arrastra l obscuridad; buscan ponerse de pie. Cultivan con más fervor sus redes de apoyo para esos momentos cuando la tormenta es muy grande.

Mi Pueblo viene from the land of the corn. Utilizan toda la vitalidad que se encuentra en el arco iris para redefinir sus propios términos dentro y por fuera de lo aceptable, coloreando sin a frenarse. Al final de cuentas ellx pintan para si mismxs.

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