In Lak Ech is a Maya term for “you are my other me”/tu eres mi otro yo. This Mayan greeting is an honoring for each other and a statement of unity.When I first met jesus this concept really began to mean something to me because I was so amazed by our growing friendship, solidairty and partnership.

When we heard that the L.A. based drumming circle/poetry group were going to have a cd release party at the Intertribal Friendship House in Oakland we decided it would round out our night after the Youth Together fundraiser. To our suprise we loved the songs of In Lak Ech (who are also the Mujeres de Maize publishers) so much that we had their cd on rotation for the next month. We even memorized the songs.

Coyoxauhqui,Coyoxauhqui tu eres mujer…