Daughters of Madre Earth is an online platform that discusses and focuses on the struggles indigenous womxn and LGBTQIA2S (from Mexico, Central & South America) go through as a result of patriarchy, queer antagonism, capitalism, settler colonialism and anti-indigenous racism. It is a platform that aims to uplift and amplify indigenous womxn's and LGBTQIA2S+ voices by discussing everyday life and first hand experiences that all interconnect back to Mother Earth. Our online platform consists of a podcast & blog and we are in the works of launching an online magazine.
Meet our Founder & Co-Founder
Founder: Hernandez, Jessica (Zapotec & Ch'orti)
Jessica was raised in South Central Los Angeles, CA and attended the University of California, Berkeley for her undergraduate career. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science (emphasis in ocean engineering + fisheries) and dual Master’s degrees in Marine Affairs and Forestry—from the University of Washington. Since she wants to continue bridging the gap between environmental sciences and collaborative work with indigenous communities, she is currently seeking a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington (UW)—College of the Environment. Her work aims to indigenize environmental sciences and conservation field & discourses.
Co-founder: Ruiz, Luna (Chinantec & Zapotec):
Luna was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, CA. She attended community college at Pasadena City College and went on to receive dual Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science with an Emphasis in Public Service and Chicana/o Studies with an emphasis in Public Policy. She is currently spending her gap years community organizing a grass roots multinational Indigenous women and queer centered organization, doing service for her pueblo’s transnational organization and developing a language revitalization project for her community. She plans on going to graduate school within the next two years and center her work for her pueblo.