My Body and All That I Hold

By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) One of my favorite short stories is one called “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. This story so beautifully describes the concept that we, as humans, are more than what we currently appear to be. This is to say that even though I am 25 years old, I am more than where I am in this year …

Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) It’s evening time. I walk into a room with a table that has been transformed into an altar and what do I see? I see a space where the living and the dead can connect and offer love to one another and it reminds me how it is never too late to do this with a …

We Are (And Have Always Been) Nature

By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) Recently, I was in a meeting and was told to visualize the following: “Imagine a surfer standing near the water under a pier with a surfboard under their arm,” the meeting leader said. Then, they went on to lead another visualization: “Imagine someone on a sandy beach doing a yoga pose where they are upside …

36 Years of allgo!

Today, we celebrate allgo’s 36th birthday! Throughout our history as an organization, we have uplifted, supported, and prioritized the needs of our queer people of color communities. It is an immense honor to not only be an organization that is for and about queer people of color, but one that is also by queer people of color. allgo was founded …

Celebrando mi Herencia Mexicana / Celebrating My Mexican Heritage

Por/By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) Este blog está en español e inglés. This blog is in Spanish and English. Si bien sabemos y respetamos que no todos usan el término hispano para identificar su herencia latinoamericana, nos gustaría celebrar que es el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Este mes va del 15 de septiembre al 15 de agosto y …

allgo presents a virtual screening of “Salir del Clóset: Queer Trauma/Queer Love”

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) “Salir del Clóset: Queer Trauma/Queer Love” follows the story of Jessica Peña, Jesús Valles, César I. ÁLvarez and M. Yoalli Rodríguez as they invite us to take an intimate look at their unique coming out experiences. This powerful adventure in storytelling that director siri gurudev takes us on will leave many with their hearts resonating and …

Sentirse Bien y Disfrutar del Placer / Feeling Good and Enjoying Pleasure

Por/By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) Este blog está en español e inglés. This blog is in Spanish and English. Por muchas razones, el placer puede verse como algo que la gente se permite demasiado o algo de lo que deberíamos sentirnos culpables o avergonzados. El placer a veces se adjunta a la adicción, el pecado, o la inmoralidad. Como alguien …

Reverencia, Ritual, Rutina / Reverence, Ritual, Routine

Por/By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) Este blog está en español e inglés. This blog is in Spanish and English. Aviso de contenido / Trigger warning: En la sección llamada Ritual, se habla sobre la muerte y la injusticia racial. Si necesita, no lea esta sección. In the Ritual section, I discuss death and racial injustice. If you need to, skip …

Stress and Our Relationship with Our Bodies

By Bryan Garcia (he/him/his) How have you been feeling lately? When was the last time you checked in with yourself to ask how you were doing both emotionally and physically? What did you notice? Perhaps a yearning for something in particular? With Austin being back in Stage 5, this might be the perfect time to consider taking inventory of your …

Música Conmovedora / Moving Music

Por/By Magaly Arredondo Lopez (she/her/ella) Este blog está en español e inglés. This blog is in Spanish and English. ¿Cuál fue la primera canción de la cual te enamoraste? Cuando eras joven, ¿las personas que te criaron compartían música contigo? ¿Otros miembros de la familia compartieron música contigo? ¿Y tus amiga/o/xs? Tengo claros recuerdos de escuchar Shakira y Selena con …