This blog is driven by a passion to illuminate the intersection of sexuality and cultura. Spiritual activism utilizes the mediums of art, poetry, and storytelling to espouse Higher Consciousness and social change. The work is dedicated to challenging oppressive social norms and educating others about the true diversity of comunidad.

 

Miniature Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine. This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, mini skull, and handmade candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my pattern out of clothespins. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 3 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #cross #crucifix #cruz

Miniature Nicho

Welcome to Xspresura - home of the Original Clothespin Shrine. This vibrant, miniature nicho is adorned with vintage beads, paper flowers, mini skull, and handmade candles. The altar is encased in a wooden frame I constructed from my pattern out of clothespins. This creative showpiece stands at approximately 3 ½ inches tall, 2 inches wide, and ½ inch deep.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #cross #crucifix #cruz

sinidentidades:

The racist immigrants carry disease rhetoric is nothing new. 

Perhaps we need a U.S. history lesson:

Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. forged a program, through a series of agreements with Mexico’s PRI-dominated government, called the Bracero program. This program was used to fill in the gaps in manual labor the U.S. had after the war.

It sounds like a liberal dream: immigrants being given an opportunity to work in the “land of opportunity,” yet it was hardly that. The laborers were forced into horrible working conditions. Many died from exhaustion (often from working in the sun too long) from working in the fields picking food for the U.S. Many also suffered from disease.

The U.S. decided what was best for the issue of disease: a widespread use of a highly toxic livestock pesticide that braceros were often doused in as part of processing into the U.S.

Spirit Chair

Spirit Chairs make a unique addition to your Day of the Dead collection.  Dia de los Muertos is the holiday that celebrates and honors our ancestors that have transitioned into the Spirit World.  This Spirit Chair symbolizes the cherished space our Loved Ones will always hold in our minds and hearts.  Its ornate décor reminds us of the richness they added to our lives.  

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #chair #throne #silla

Spirit Chair

Spirit Chairs make a unique addition to your Day of the Dead collection. Dia de los Muertos is the holiday that celebrates and honors our ancestors that have transitioned into the Spirit World. This Spirit Chair symbolizes the cherished space our Loved Ones will always hold in our minds and hearts. Its ornate décor reminds us of the richness they added to our lives.

To enter our store please visit www.etsy.com/shop/XSpresura

#diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #allsoulsday #skull #calavera #skeleton #calaca #sugarskull #catrina #folkart #nicho #shrine #altar #retablo #oneofakind #craft #loteria #mexico #mexican #bingo #art #arte #artesania #etsy #handmade #chair #throne #silla

micdotcom:

Dramatic photos capture the rapid decline of a single Detroit block

It’s a heartbreaking story told in just six pictures.

After a fire destroyed nine houses on one block of Garland Street in Detroit, the Detroit News looked back to tell the block’s story. While their reporting went back nearly a century, the images only need to go back seven years to make an impact.

The dangerous epidemic sweeping Detroit

A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.

Zen Shin Talks (via suspend)

(Source: serymn)

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