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Altar for Red Tent Ritual with Femmenominal Woman.

Altar for Red Tent Ritual with Femmenominal Woman.

Excerpt from Griselda’s entry for Hip Latina Magazine:

“I recall another side to my mother’s faith. Altars to Santa Marta La Dominadora in our bathroom, and glasses of water under our bed were common occurrences. A vivid memory I have is being 3 years old, holding my twin’s hand while we stood in front of a huge, two-tiered altar in DR. Another memory was when we were around 9 years old, in a fiesta de San Miguel in Brooklyn. There was a huge altar on the floor. People danced and sung as someone was mounted by a misterio who brought messages to those present. Surely, my mother was searching for a message about my father’s fleeting love. These were the earlier seeds of faith that were planted in my psyche. Then something changed…”

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