Ep. 48: The Importance of Sacred Grace, Curating Spaces for the Marginalized, and Navigating Latinx Parenting
Welcome to Season 5 of Las Doctoras! Today, Dr. Renee and Dr. Cristina go live as they celebrate four years of the podcast. Their conversation centers around the cycles of life, particularly as menstrual cycles and full moon (ovulation) energy, and how we can’t always be in that energy: We need to go into the depths of winter and be willing to burn—and then rise from the ashes into a new cycle.
- Dr. Renee and Dr. Cristina are no strangers to burnout, given the combination of their hectic day jobs and their leadership of the Las Doctoras platform and community. They continue to navigate capitalism and patriarchy in their quest for liberation. This has led them to realize that they need to give themselves some sacred grace—that it’s time to reassess, prioritize, and control their environment instead of the other way around.
- Dr. Renee and Dr. Cristina consider curating spaces as their sacred gift, hence the podcast, book club, and magazine. These spaces highlight marginalized voices in their community, serving as a bridge to those who need to be heard. To them, this is not just a privilege, but more so a responsibility.
- Don’t miss Las Doctoras’ upcoming workshop on December 11 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. PST, “Writing to Heal From Gendered Violence”: “We will explore the naming of rape culture and confront the ways it permeates our lives. We will then use testimonio writing as a healing method to envision a liberating future.” Go to www.lasdoctoras.com/events to register now!
- For those who missed the Bruja Summit live, visit the Las Doctoras website to purchase the replay for $47. You can also get their package deal which includes the writing retreat along with the Bruja Summit for $127—and you can invite a friend for free!
Coming off of the Bruja Summit 2022, Las Doctoras have been prepping for an even greater diversity of amazing guests, collaborations, events, and other resources for the community. Also, expect future episodes of Season 5 to open a lot of much-needed discussion around Latinx parenting, toxic masculinity, and articulating Queerness—all topics near and dear to Dr. Renee and Dr. Cristina!
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