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xochicoatl bello araujo


Program Weaver & Facilitator

xochicoatl bello araujo (they/elle/ya) is a child of migrants from the borderlands of Tongva (Los Angeles, California) and Guerrero, Mexico. They are a diasporic reindigenizing two spirit artist, tradesperson, cultural bearer, educator, facilitator, and healing practitioner. They are committed to cultivating cultures of healing by restoring our connections to the sacredness of self, each other, Earth, and ancestors through circle practice, ceremony, Indigenous technologies, art, and agricultural traditions. 


xochicoatl has co-created healing spaces for over a decade in Boston Public Schools, community gardens, the Hudson Valley with Kite’s Nest & Sweet Freedom Farm, and across Turtle Island through virtual learning & healing containers with Reclaiming Our Own Transcendence (RooT), and their own programming explicitly for queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (QTBIPOC) through La Mala Yerba. Their work invites us to decolonize and reindigenize, to re-imagine relationships, relating, being, and re(member) what is possible when we realign with the sacredness we are, come from and belong to. 


They come from Afro-Indigenous, Portuguese, and Spanish bloods via love and colonization rooted in Central & Southern Mexico, from a people recovering their memory, from a people in treaties with peoples and lands alike reclaiming their sovereignty. Their organizing, facilitation, art, and embodiment explore sovereignty, belonging, and restoring our connection to all of Creation. In their work, they seek to create a bridge between our past, present and future, between modernity and our ancestors, between the concrete and Earth, where we can all stand proud in who we are and re(member) how to walk with each other in more gentle, justice-filled and healing ways.


xochicoatl believes that these Indigenous technologies have kept our people healing for generations, and are how we find our way back from the violences of colonization, and transform the wounds of oppression into more healthy, harmonious, and justice-filled connections with ourselves, community, and the Earth.

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