Author Archives: Iris Rodriguez

Food is Medicine

Conscious connections: Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz on food and colonization (plus a Mesquite Pod Atole recipe)

Xica Nation recently had the pleasure of connecting with Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz, a Natural Chef, Massage Therapist, and Traditional Herbalist living in Phoenix, Arizona, to discuss food and  colonization. Where…
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Free Efrén: 15-year old honor student, wrongly charged 3 life sentences, spends 27th year changing the world from inside a cell

Efrén Paredes, Jr. was a 15-year-old honor student in St. Joseph, Michigan who was who was wrongly convicted by a majority White jury in Berrien County, Michigan, a community with a history of…
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