SHE HEALS SERIES: Healing the Mother with Laila Espinoza

Living in the SF Bay Area is like living in the most fruitful creative garden that has nonstop, juicy, colorful, beautiful harvests year round that always provide artistic abundance. That is exactly why we are so juiced to share with you the art and stories of powerful artists who are making healthy shifts in their personal lives and in the community through their art.

Laila Espinoza is one of these women. We sat down with her and talked about her life, experiences, and how art has been a tool in her overcoming major challenges. She is not only an incredible artist, but an inspired woman, mother, and teacher whose story about relating to illness in her family touched me deeply.

Watch the Eternal Queens Exclusive Interview with Laila, the latest in our SHE HEALS SERIES. Enjoy 🙂

Laila is currently in Oakland, CA and is attending the Community Arts Program at California College of the Arts. Check out her website and more of her amazing art at http://lailaespinoza.org/

Video shot and edited by EQ’s own: Claire Vela

In Gratitude,

Samantha
EQ

EQ BACK IN ACTION!

Hello world. It’s been a while since Eternal Queens has been posting online. I have taken some well needed time to recuperate, regenerate, and revision major parts of my lifestyle. Sometimes to heal means to honor our natural cycles of action and rest. Taking refuge when one needs it is vital to health, and in a culture that does not value the act of ‘slowing down’ by any means, women especially must ferociously protect this right.

So, it has been done, and like all cyclical things it has passed, taught me much, and helped me to become a better artist and all around healthier person. Today I stand in gratitude for the lessons that arise from silence, stillness, and deep meditations.

I hope you too are finding peace and gratitude daily. I share with you an original EQ comissioned piece that honors this essence and beauty. Enjoy, and stay tuned in with us for more EQ in 2014.

A queen in a peaceful state of mind, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

A queen in a peaceful state of mind, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

 

Stay blessed!!! With love,

Samantha
EQ