Nourishing Fronterizx Bodies as Resistance
Nourishing Fronterizx Bodies as Resistance centers on a continuing a five-year collaboration between lead artists Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz, and a colectiva of twelve women in Agua Prieta, Sonora, MX: DouglaPrieta Trabaja. The work addresses food security, self-representation and self-determination in part by visibilizing the histories of labor exploitation and colonization targeting Indigenous and Brown bodies. Through collaboration with Rosalinda Sagaste Chavez, Triny Anguamea Brasil, Berta Alicia Alvarado and Matilde Sagaste, DouglaPrieta Trabaja leaders, we will create self-sustainable food supplies to address the food insecurity in their community. The work will center DouglaPrieta Trabaja’s permaculture knowledge and practice, promoting food security and region-appropriate food production systems. The project will elevate the horizontal leadership model these women have successfully employed to sustain their colectiva and shift food production to an individual familial scale,lessening our dependence upon a system of food production that dysfunctions upon the oppression of seasonal and migrant laborers.