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Latinx Parenting believes passionately in shifting the paradigm of raising children towards creating a trauma-informed, healing centered, nonviolent and cultural sustaining approach where Latinx familias can nurture connection in their homes and culture in ways that support individual, family and intergenerational collective healing.
Leslie Priscilla

Meet the Jefa: Leslie Priscilla

Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first generation non-Black Chicana mother to three bicultural children. 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 intentionally 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.

Leslie has facilitated in-person groups in both Spanish and English for thousands of parents, teachers, and professionals in schools, transitional homes, teen shelters, Wraparound programs, drug rehabilitation centers, and family resource centers throughout Orange County, CA and now world-wide virtually.

Invite Leslie to your speaking engagements and keynote addresses.
Karissa Raya

director of community partnerships

Karissa is a photographer and doula that is committed to helping families document milestones and their living history. After many years working in education she left the workforce to take on entrepreneurship, developing her hobby of photography and her passion to hold space, to support and nurture mothers professionally as a doula. As the Latinx Parenting Community Partnership Coordinator she supports the professional and social partnerships that bring trainings and workshops to the staff of organizations or social partnerships that have shared vision with the Latinx Parenting movement.

Annie Velasco

Junior Assistant

Annalia, or Annie, Velasco (She/Her) is a second- generation Mexican- American born and raised in Santa Ana, CA. Currently a junior in high school, Annie has worked as an assistant for Latinx Parenting since May of 2020. She is also an officer for a few clubs on her school campus rooted in academics, social justice and community service, as well as Model United Nations and Girl Scouts off campus. Once she graduates, Annie plans to study Critical Social Thought and Environmental Science at the collegiate level.

Our previous Interns

In partnership with Cal State Long Beach Department of Family and Consumer Sciences the following interns have supported and learned alongside our programming.
Magaly Malagon
Edith Menchu

🎨: @melaniecervantes ⁣⁠

"Every year, wherever I am at, I take time to remember that despite all of the horrors of colonialism & imperialism that indigenous peoples are still here. Still living, still breathing & still loving. I offer these images as a way to fight against erasure, invisibility & the violence of forgetting." - Melanie Cervantes⁠

La lucha sigue. #landback⁣⁠

✊🏽⁣ #truthsgiving⁠


#LatinxParenting #EndChanclaCulture #RaisingFutureAncestors #DecolonizeOurFamilias #IJustWantMiGenteToHeal #TheCycleStopsConmigo
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What other truths are you teaching your kids within the context of this holiday?⁣⁠

It may be uncomfortable. Do it anyway. And do it beyond tomorrow. Do it because there are oppressive systems still in place counting on you not doing it. ⁣⁠

#LatinxParenting #EndChanclaCulture #RaisingFutureAncestors #DecolonizeOurFamilias #IJustWantMiGenteToHeal #TheCycleStopsConmigo
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🎨: @wiisaakodewinini . Give thanks to the land and to the ancestors and land keepers 🌽

May the rage and grief we feel continue to fuel us towards justice and liberation. May we feel the appropriate gratitude for our ability to hold this vision together.

And remember to reach your children the TRUTH.

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#landback
#indigenousart
#indigenousliberation
#truthsgiving
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Who else has felt like they’re either in trouble or about to be? 🙋🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁠

Who else has felt like they’re about to get yelled at or hit? 🙋🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁠

Who else has felt like they need to apologize when they haven’t done anything wrong? 🙋🏽‍♀️ ⁣⁠

Who else has felt like a burden when asking for support in getting their needs met? 🙋🏽‍♀️⁣⁠

Please let me remind you:⁣⁣⁠

🦉You’re not in trouble.⁣⁠

🦉 You are not going to get yelled at or hit. ⁣⁠

🦉You did not do anything wrong and you do not need to apologize.⁣⁠

🦉Your asking for support in getting your needs met is not a burden. You are not a burden.⁣⁠

🦉You are safe. Let your body know. ⁣⁠

⁣Remember to nurture your sweet self so you may nurture your sweet littles. Reparent yourselves lovingly and daily, comunidad. Our collective healing depends on it. 💞⁣⁠

#trauma #traumahealing #breakingthecycle #latinxparenting #latinxchildren #latinxparents #latinoparents #latinamom #latinodad #reparentyourself #socialjustice #childadvocacy #nonviolence #gentleparenting #nonviolentparenting #consciousparenting #parentingforward #peacefulparenting
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Reclaiming our Familias.
Reclaiming Ourselves.
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