Not just “Heinz 57”: Relating to a Mix of Ancestors

I used to have this idea that I was 1/4 this and 1/8 that. To some extent, it’s true: it’s many Westerners’ common way of quantifying our heritage and acknowledging where our ancestors lived, particularly given the US’s status as home to some many diasporic peoples. I thought that my “whole” was made of many parts, and I felt rather fragmented as a result. I mean, I don’t look Filipino, I don’t speak…

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Mikki Baloy

Mikki Baloy

Shamanic & Ancestral Lineage healer, teacher, & author exploring the sacred with other curious modern people. http://mikkibaloy.com ~ Insta:@mikki.baloy