My heroes are not your heroes.
Full nombre es Benito Pablo Juárez Garcia. 03/21/96
Loved and valued all my surroundings while living in New York for 8 years! Sharing some Enlightenment of some of the most amazing revolutionaries, great leaders, & political activists throughout history. Organizer for the black,brown, & indigenous communities.
Wow. Oaxaca, Mexico was amazing. Great food/markets, incredible variety of scenery (from arid lowlands to mountainous rainforest), and countless varieties of agave and subsequently mezcal! Got to see how the Zapotec weave/dye rugs, farm agave, make tortillas, hiked about 40 km, and spent an hour in a clay sweat lodge... thankfully my flight back to Mexico City was a few hours before the Oaxaca earthquake! #Oaxaca#Zapotec#hiking#mexico#agave#mezcal
Located a short drive from the city of #Oaxaca, #Mitla is one of the most important archeological site in the state and the most important representation of #Zapotec culture and archaeology. While the Church of San Pedro looms in the background, part of the site is over 10,000 years old. #VisitMexico
I was on the road while the earth quake hit Oaxaca,
in the city
they had quite big shake?
but i was in sacred and secure place... so special place to return... destiny brought me here tierra saved me .... relaxmaxontheroad
Update: sadly a powerful earthquake has hit Oaxaca today. Hoping everyone is safe.
Feb 16. 2007 / #365- these are #Zapotec ruins on Monte Alban built around 500 AD. Built on top of a mountain plateau it looks impossible. Close by is the lovely city of #oaxaca in #Mexico
Xochipilli is the 'Prince of Flowers', and Master of Sacred Visions, This understanding is well-known in Visionary culture, but eclipses his deeper nature. For he was also Macuilxochitl - Five Flower - and was thus patron of five magical phenomena... ~Psychedelic Plants & Sacred Visions (Flowers of the Earth) ~Dance & Chanting ~Poetry ~Recently departed souls and the near afterlife ~ Male homosexuality and male prostitutes. We see that Xochipilli's domain is the edge between two worlds: sacred plants that allow one to cross over into godly realms, dances of ecstasy in which one can embody the gods, poetry which calls that-which-is-not into existence, the recent dead who yet hover on the edge and await their union with the Great Collective Animism and Male Prostitutes. "What were the indigenous views on homosexuality?
In addition to the written accounts of the conquistadores and of the friars, Consider this testimony written in the indigenous language: "Sodomite, puto (Cuiloni, Chimouhqui). Corruption, perverted, feces, dog shit, piece of shit, infamous, corrupt, vicious, nasty, disgusting. Effeminate. Posing as women. He deserves to be burned, deserves to be put in the fire." In this testimony from the Nahua informants of Bernardino de Sahagun, homosexuality raises a reaction of disgust and rejection.
Now, were these negative judgments delivered under the influence of the friars or reflect indigenous conceptions?
No doubt that the question arises the point that Bernardine brought the Western models influence to his informants to distort the picture of these groups.
Also, do not forget that the native informants, now evangelized, could only disqualify homosexuals." -tecpaocelotl
Artwork by @mexicaheart#xochipilli#love#valentines#hillcrest#lgbtq#lgbt#facts#didyouknow#mexica#zapotec#muxes#Mexico#maga#native#indigenous#oddfuture#cuphead#god#resist#Decolonize#MakeAmericaIndigenousAgain@muchachafanzine@lajoteriadelosangeles
Pastora Gutiérrez, one of the founders of Vida Nueva, a women's cooperative in Oaxaca. Work for @el_pais. Link in bio.
Grateful to have had a chance to spend some time in Teotitlán del Valle with these amazing Zapotec women who fight to improve their lives and the lives of those around them by challenging the rigid rules of their community. /////// "Cuando nosotras empezamos la cooperativa, la mayoría de las mujeres del grupo nunca habían ido a la escuela, o las que fueron, solamente estuvieron dos años porque no les llegaba el dinero, o por la costumbre de que la mujer no estudie. Los padres y abuelos decían que no era necesario, lo importante era que aprendiera a cocinar, el colegio era solo para los hombres. Ahora muchas estudian, ya están empezando a recibir sus carreras” cuenta Pastora Gutiérrez Reyes con voz de satisfacción.
"When I read the Bible in Spanish, I couldn't comprehend...I felt I didn't deserve to be forgiven. But when I read Romans 3:23 in my language, I understood God's grace...It was then that I found full life in Jesus." -Rosalino Antonio #endbiblepoverty#zapotec#sharetruth 📸 @estherhavens