Seven Years Rematriated

It has officially been seven years of Rematriating Borikén. We arrived in Aguadilla from NYC on May 15, 2014. I feel like a whole new human being. Lots has happened in seven years but what I am most grateful for are all the ways this land has stripped me of all the conditioning, the amenities, to get me back to my essence. A clean slate upon which to rebuild again. I love myself more, know myself more, having a greater capacity for understanding and loving others more, I feel more connected to the totality of all in this existence, more keenly aware of what liberation is and the practice and praxis I must embody on my journey towards it. This land has been both my mother and greatest teacher so this anniversary is always a celebration of having returned to her womb. The video below captures my freestyle reflection/ meditation on these seven years…

Brooklyn-born and raised, Yasmín Hernández rematriated to her ancestral homeland of Borikén in 2014.  For almost three decades, her practice as an artist, writer, activist has been centered on these islands, our suppressed histories, healing and liberation. She shares her art at  yasminhernandezart.com.

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