Behind the Scenes of “Forget Winnetou!” Hindsight on Collaboration

The stories of indigenous peoples and other people of color have been misrepresented and usurped by white people since the invention of moving pictures. Yet no one is better equipped to tell their own stories than the peoples themselves. In my opinion, it is one of the most egregiously “passive” yet harmful ways indigenous peoples […]

What’s Going on? #Updates on #Documentary & The Journey of Living

So adjustment disorder is a thing? In addition to PTSD, anxiety, melancholia, depression and related disorders as diagnoses, all can be very different in people of color. It basically boils down to having lived a lifetime in other dominant societies who continually try to assimilate or control you to keep themselves comfortable, overtly/aggressively (verbal correction/admonishments, […]

#Spider #Dreams Return, A Spider Legion & Remembering Grandmother

Last night I dreamt of my back covered with spiders, like a mother spider with babies. This was great angst for me, despite spiders being sacred to my heritage who are Apache. Spiders are messengers and I’ve had dreams of them before most especially. Dreaming and visions have been part of the native half of […]

Walk With Strong Belief & Direction #MondayMotivation

I’m glad to be able to wake up each morning, and look forward to talking to my mother, to seeing my son, to seeing what the day brings and continue to learn to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Whatever happens. I’ve been waking up with new energy and renewed purpose and […]