Though I had gone into Botanica Los Misterios to interview the owner about the herb shop’s maintenance during the Covid-19 pandemic, our conversation took a turn when he mentioned El Niño Fidencio, a Mexican curandero.
Angie Merla, an artist and long-time volunteer at the Esperanza’s Día de los Muertos event, was honored with an ofrenda after she died of cancer earlier this year.
Often, low-income housing is boiled down to numbers. We hardly ever talk to the people who live in these units. Meet Cora Medina, who found her footing in life thanks to the Terraces at Haven for Hope.