Jessica Aranda is a Chicana healer, organizer, popular educator, strategic planner, and social entrepreneur from Albuquerque, New Mexico. One of the ways she resists oppression and contributes to our movement is by making ceremony, energy work, prayer, and stone, plant, mushroom and elemental medicine more accessible to those experiencing injustice and working in the frontline struggle.
She wrote the “Chingona Guide to Self-Determination in Healing: 7 Simple Practices for Everyday Spiritual Wellbeing” in an effort to respectfully share sacred knowledge and make sure social justice warriors can take care of themselves energetically even if they don’t have access to a healer, shaman or curanderx. The guide includes step-by-step instructions for simple rituals and healing practices that anyone can do. The main focus is energetic cleansing and nourishment, which are so important for the struggle ahead.
Jessica is hoping to convene a nationwide group of healers, shamans, curanderx and energy practitioners to strategize and collaborate on best ways to support our communities spiritually and energetically.
For questions, to contribute to the conversation or to purchase a paper version of the Chingona Guide for $5, contact Jessica on Facebook at @ChingonaHealing