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Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier Trumpet music wraps around me as I am swept into a… Continue reading Volunteer Work Leads to a Soulful Home in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca life

Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Mexico supports an expansive history of textile production in a range of natural fibers like wool, silk, maguey and cotton that is woven into veritable art pieces. These creative works speak to tradition, storytelling, community and rich family legacies. While quality textiles can be found throughout the country, some… Continue reading Market Spotlight: The Backstrap Textiles of Santo Tomás Jalieza

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Power of “We” is Greater than the Power of “Me”

By Kirsten Leikem The En Vía community is a reflection of the larger community that exists in the towns we work in. After observing, listening, and conversing with the women of En Vía I realize that tour fees and loans are not the only virtuous ci...