Vic Aguirre (pronouns: they/he) proudly identifies as a Vallejo original, 1st Generation Xicano, Bay Area Native Queer Trans Latinx Man. They are a self-described lover, warrior, mother/father/life-giver and product of the Hyphy Movement. Their survival in street-life culture coupled with ancestral inheritance, personal experience in gender affirmation transition and the gift of parenthood has given them an in-depth perspective on resisting binaries, generational trauma, institutional oppression and the work it takes to unlearn toxic patterns of learned behaviors. Childbirth laid the path to self-realization and their path in healing themselves and others by sparking an interest in the healing modalities of Massage Therapy and energy work. After giving birth to their daughter in 2012, Vic graduated from the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy in San Francisco as a Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator in the state of CA and has since paired their knowledge with information gleaned in Transgender Healthcare research to cater their bodywork to serving Transgender/Non-Binary and BIPOC communities. He is currently pursuing their Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate at City College of San Francisco and has been working with Reclaiming Our Own Transcendence (RooT) facilitating Healing Cycles of Harm (HCH) cohorts since 2019, starting first as a participant taking self-inventory as someone who has both survived violence and caused deep harm in their interpersonal relationships and later training to hold space for others with similar paths.
Vic is inspired by their own survival story, his work mentoring high school Youth of Color back home, the power of spoken word and visual arts, and the magical ancestral medicine of energy work. They are committed to self-accountability through participating and facilitating HCH circles imploring encouragement of vulnerable, courageous self-expression with the intention of expanding our capacities for compassion, understanding and the clear identification and communication of needs, desires and boundaries especially amongst men and boys of all ages. They are a proud member of the Peaceful Warriors Men’s Group of San Francisco, originally based out of Oakland and also serves as a co-facilitator of the Queer/Trans Latinx Men’s group, PowerX at the LGBTQ+ Center of Oakland.