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I live, work, and raise my children in Huchiun, in unceded Lisjan territory. Living on traditional Lisjan Ohlone territory, I give Shuumi to support the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust in their work of rematriation, returning Indigenous land to Indigenous people.

In Peru, I support food and water security, traditional weaving, and climate resilience projects in highland Andean communities through NGOs including Por Eso.

Rebecca Brams is a writer of historical fiction and essays. She grew up in California’s Mojave Desert and has traveled extensively in Latin America. Rebecca has a B.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from St. Mary’s College of California. Her historical novel, set in South America during the Inca Empire, has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, which allowed her to conduct extensive research in Peru. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in The Stonecoast Review, MUTHA, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, Carve, and Literary Mama. She has been awarded residencies at Rockvale Writers’ Colony in Tennessee and Vermont Studio Center (forthcoming). She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, two sons, and a little fluffy white dog.

Talking with weavers on the Island of the Moon in Bolivia, 2005