Brujeria, which in English means witchcraft, was taught to me in high school with a book. The teacher assigned “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller in high school. The purpose of the book is to educate the class about the horrific history of The Salem Witch Trials and the beginnings of structured religion. The tone of the book described an era of fear among the witches, painting a dark and dreary image. Now fast forward to the present, my fellow Latinx millennials and I are digging through family history. While digging through family history we are figuring out aspects of witchcraft that is left out of the book. For many people of color, there is a positive impact in the practice of Brujeria while rediscovering our roots. Continue reading
Yesterday was December 18; 2015.The First Quarter Moon rose at 12:00 pm. It signifies challenges, decisions, and action. Let us start with the first meaning of The First Quarter Moon with a style challenge. After all, it feels like only yesterday that we rang in a new year, and now here we are again in a few weeks. We all get to the end of the year and rant on things that we should quit. Most of the New Year resolutions♦ acquire stopping bad habits. I’m all down for self-improvement, yet this year I thought why not something different. Instead of focusing on the negative let’s flip it into something positive.