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.


LTDC Organization Team


My people are those who have been impacted by the all-inclusive plague known as cancer, and live to talk about it. My people are made of strength, and resourcefulness when faced with the complexities behind a domestic violent relationship. My people are adults who survived their childhood despite the adversities of hurt. My people live with invisible disabilities in a visible world. My people seek freedom; the right to be, the right to live, the right to authentically love whom they want. My people are hardworking individuals that live paycheck to paycheck. 


My people believe in the connection between earth and all living organism. My people struggle to follow in the footsteps of others before me whose decisions have led to hurt. My people take time to question and reflect on themselves. My people resist the toxic masculinity that clings on our identity as straight cis-male. My people don’t always feel the need to speak or be the center of attention, rather they enjoy observing the energy of the room. 

sareli beltrán

My people hablan dos idiomas; tienen one foot on each side of la frontera. My gente gets tongue-tied cuando usan las dos lenguas at the same time. Se les cohíbe el cerebro al descoger un idioma sobre el otro; they resist the message that they don’t belong. Mi people están doing the best que pueden to raise and lead their familias despite the challenges of today. My gente come from la tierra del Maíz, con la piel de color canela and amando el agua y la light de la obscuridad. My people color all over the lines, sometimes adentro but most of the time they just like the way the colors bleed together. Al final de cuentas- ellx pintan para si mismxs. 

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