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Long Beach, CA COYOLXAUHQUI AND THE FRAGMENTED MUXER: COLONIALISM, EATING D...

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Long Beach, CA 90813

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"The Coyolxauhqui imperative is an ongoing process ofmaking and unmaking. There is never any resolution, just the process of healing." Gloria Anzaldúa

Join NPP's for an evening of learning and mutual support and introducing the newest presentation:

Coyolxauhqui and the Fragmented Muxer: Colonialism, Eating Disorders, and the Goddess Within

"Contemporary eating disorder treatments fail to integrate ancestral knowledge and storytelling that can be vital for healing brown and indigenous descended people with troubled eating - (an already underserved population). The medical industrial complex (MIC) fails to address the critical historical factors that have shaped the particular and negative experiences of both people of color and native people. Even positive contributions and resiliency from these marginalized communities continues to be shunned by the MIC.

This Nalgona Positivity Pride talk will use Coyolxauhqui’s -commonly known as the Aztec moon goddess- story and representation as a medium to better understand brown* womxn’s disarrayed relationship with food and spirit. We will pay homage to the womxn* before us and go over the different representations of Coyolxauhqui by xicana queer feminists. We will review the collision between gender and violence that occurred to womxn once European patriarchal colonialism took dominance and, more specifically, analyze how native peoples relationship to land and food was disrupted. At the end of the talk we will do a group exercise using Coyolxauhqui’s image as a guide to better understand the complexities of colonial feminine subjugation and to create useful proactive ways for the modern brown muxer to find healing."

*Brown refers to all the children including mixed children of the original people of (what is considered today) the American continent.


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