Latinx Generational Trauma with Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez is unapologetic, angry, and uncompromising about protecting and upholding the stories of brown folks. The bulk of her work is around making accessible, through storytelling and curating content, the theories and heavy material that is oftentimes only taught in the racist/classist institutions known as academia. She started the social media platform Latina Rebels in 2013, and currently it boasts over 200k organic followers online, and has been featured in Telemundo, Univision, Mitú, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Guerrilla Feminism, Latina Mag, Cosmopolitan, and Everyday Feminism. In this talk, she tells stories about her own experiences with therapy, the stigmas around therapy, being 1st generation, and experiences with being from a war-torn country. She also discusses how colonialism has impacted the ways that machismo functions within her context. Finally, she explores how she has reclaimed cooking and other tasks that she distanced herself from in order to illustrate how we can also carry our ancestors’ good name with us, while healing from generational trauma.