Previous Chingonas

Aida Salazar

Author and Writer

Aida Salazar​ is an award-winning author and arts activist whose writings for adults and children explore issues of identity and social justice. She is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade verse novels, The Moon Within (International Latino Book Award Winner) and Land of the Cranes (California Library Association Beatty Award, NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Honor, Jane Addams Peace Honor). Her forthcoming books include the picture book anthology, In the Spirit of a Dream: 13 Stories of Immigrants of Color (Fall, 2021), the bio picture book Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Revolutionary Fighter (Spring, 2022), the novel, A Seed in the Sun (2022), and the anthology THE GIFT: Writings on Menstruation by MG Authors of Color (2022). Aida is a founding member of LAS MUSAS – a Latinx kidlit debut author collective. Her story, By the Light of the Moon, was adapted into a ballet production by the Sonoma Conservatory of Dance and is the first Xicana-themed ballet in history. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland, CA.

June Marisa Kaewsith- aka Jumakae

Storytelling Coach

June Marisa Kaewsith, also known as “Jumakae,” is a professional artist, wellness consultant, and storytelling coach. After spending her twenties as an artist and community organizer inside of nonprofit organizations, she began craving an alternative narrative to healing and justice beyond the struggle. Curiosity led her back to Thailand, where she studied with a traditional midwife to learn the ways of her ancestors. That’s when she realized that all of our ancestors were entrepreneurial, filling a need in the community through their sacred offerings. Thus sparked her calling to assist others in remembering their magic.

Today, June facilitates private coaching and group masterminds for women and people of color who are seeking clarity in their messaging and confidence in their speaking so that they can grow business from a place of alignment. Her clients include birthworkers, sexuality educators, therapists, and yoga teachers who are launching their online signature programs while becoming the go-to experts in their industry using their story. 
Tune into her podcast “Your Story Medicine” for inspirational stories about ancestors and entrepreneurship, and receive weekly affirmations in your inbox to support you on your healing journey:
Watch her TEDx Talk: “How to Connect With Your Ancestors”

 She currently resides on Chumash & Tongva territory, known today as Long Beach, CA. 

Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad aka Esoteric Esa

Astrologer, Psychic, Intuitive & Numerologist

Jasmin Alejandrez-Prasad aka Esoteric Esa (she, her, ella, they), is an Astrologer, Psychic, Intuitive, and Numerologist creator of The Modern Spiritual Latina Oracle®, the 7-season Award-winning podcast Better Work Bitch! and Founder of the SOULIMINATI brand and community. She dedicates her time empowering others through tarot readings, twin flame checks, natal chart sessions, one-on-one coaching, workshops, and conferences. 

After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism – Public Relations from Cal-State University, Northridge, she quickly transitioned to work for one of music’s biggest award shows, The Grammy’s. She spent the next seven years in the entertainment and music industry, sharpening her Public Relations, Event Management, and Social Media skills. However, feeling unaligned with her essence and influenced by her Gemini Midheaven, Jasmin’s journey changed course after a transformative Kundalini spiritual awakening. The shedding process began with the decolonization of her mindset, reconnecting her with her ancestral roots and her grandmother’s psychic and tarot knowledge – Esoteric Esa was birthed.

Esoteric Esa’s work has assisted many the community answer important life questions and support them during their spiritual awakening. Through purpose-driven content, her self-titled YouTube channel and SOULIMINATI blog serve as a tool in the destigmatization of the negative misconceptions of esoteric teachings and practices within the Latinx community. Her Better Work Bitch! podcast, a two-time People’s Choice Podcast Award winner, is an informative platform where listeners learn from guest experts in numerous spiritual practices. Her Patreon community is a cosmic collective of members that have first-hand access to Esoteric Esa’s knowledge. And in her sought-after workshops, she carefully mentors those seeking to step into their highest potential. 

As an entrepreneur, Esoterica Esa, curated The Modern Spiritual Latina Oracle®, a first of its kind card deck manifested to guide the Latina who knows she is on her journey of exploration. Designed from conception to final product by Esoteric Esa, the 28-oracle deck pays tribute to Mesoamerican and South American spiritual ancestry through detailed symbolism, astrology, brujeria, esotericism, herbal knowledge, numerology, and sacred cultural landmarks of indigenous ancestors. 

Esoteric Esa is the resident astrologer for FIERCE MiTú, contributor at HipLatina, and has been featured in leading media outlets including Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Refinery29, Bustle, and MiTú. She accurately predicted Biden winning the Presidency and Meghan Markle’s pregnancy, among other important forecasting

She is available for media, speaking engagements, readings, and her one-on-one services. Connect with her via:

Instagram: @esoteric_esa

Instagram brand: @souliminati

Twitter: @jgalejandrez 


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Norma Newton

Fabian Flores Publishing

Fabian Flores Publishing centers Latinx stories by Latinx creatives because we believe our stories can empower, inspire and change the world. We publish beautiful, impactful, and modern books for readers of all ages. FFP is an Indigenous Latina-owned, Los Angeles-based business. For more information, please visit our website.

Leslie P. Arreola-Hillebrand

Latinx Parenting

Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first generation non-Black Chicana mother to three biracial children ages 8, 2, and 1.

She is a descendant of Indigenous Tarahumara Rarámuri and Spanish lineages who has resided on occupied Tongva and Acjachemen land, also known as Orange County, CA, all of her life.

Leslie shares her medicine by offering coaching, workshops, support and advocacy for Latinx/Chicanx families locally, nationally, and internationally both in-person and online via the Latinx Parenting organization.

She founded this bilingual organization and movement intententionally rooted in children’s rights, social and racial justice, the individual and collective practice of nonviolence and reparenting, intergenerational and ancestral healing, cultural sustenance, and the active decolonization of oppressive practices in our families.

Marlha Sanchez

Unidos Homeschool Cooperative

Chicana of indigenous descent and daughter of Jarocha immigrant mother is the foundress of Unidos Homeschool Cooperative & Tiendita Raíces y Alas based in Santa Ana, CA. She is mother to Trans and Non-Binary semillas. Marlha knew from a young age through dreams that she would be a healer, writer and teacher. She began her study and training in tarot, medicine making and ceremony as a teen and has kept up her practice and community offerings for over 13 years.  Marlha holds close the idea that spirituality cannot exist in good balance without action and presence in our communities. After becoming a mother she saw a need for deeper connections, founding Unidos as a way for families to work, parent, and homeschool together, building much needed support systems. Unidos centers thriving parent/child relationships, cultura and activism in our larger communities. Now in its 6th year, Unidos has expanded to host online classes twice weekly, with downloadable seasonal curricula and read alouds on their YouTube Channel. 

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