Entries by Atma Chanan

“When I climbed On That Yola, Fear Was Not An Option”

Sometimes women face the courage to do something unimaginable that changes their life. This is the story of Altagracia—Stay tune for more in my upcoming book, Nideaquínideallá, I’m from the Borderlands: A Goddess Journey from Trauma to Rebirth. I met Altagracia in a community literacy class that met regularly on P.S. 182 in Washington Heights, the […]

“Ever Since I Can Remember, I’ve Been Scared of Serpents”

“Growing up, the silencing of my voice by patriarchal authority opened my eyes to injustice and oppression, embracing unexpectedly the healing power of the sacred feminine symbolized by the serpent—more about this story in my upcoming book, “Nideaquínideallá, I’m from the Borderlands: A Goddess Journey from Trauma to Rebirth”   Ever since I can remember, I’ve […]