Curanderismo in Portland and beyond...

I've slowly begun a project of gathering oral histories from Curanderos in Portland.  It's part passion and part obligation.  I feel passionate about honoring the traditions of our Latino communities in the region and partially reclaiming some of my own family's traditions that have been lost.  I'm also curious about the current cultural tides among immigrant communities, access to healthcare, and the shift in traditions.  Oral histories have been a part of many of my own projects in the past as way to celebrate and share the voices of the most humble, unheard, and possibly silenced as I tend to record those that represent the marginalized.  I'll hopefully begin to post some audio recordings on the website as they unfold.  If you know anyone in the community as a Curandero/a or identify one as yourself please contact me.