Yecelica (they/them) was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, occupied ancestral lands of the Yakama Nation. They moved to occupied Duwamish ancestral lands, Seattle, for college, and it’s been their political home ever since. Much of their work has been at the intersections of personal and societal healing and transformation. They have a background in anti-racism, youth-centered political education, generative somatics and trauma-informed practices, and prevention work. They also have an affinity for tattoos, reconnecting with ancestral medicine, and dancing.