Sara C. Motta
Sara C. Motta is a proud Mestiza-salvaje of Colombia-Chibcha/Muisca, Eastern European Jewish and Celtic linages currently living, loving and resisting on the unceded lands of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples, NSW, so called Australia. She is mother, survivor of state and intimate violences, poet, political theorist, popular educator, curandera and priestess of the divine feminine, and Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, NSW. Sara has worked for over two decades with raced and feminised communities in struggle resistances/re-existencias in, against and beyond heteronormative capitalist-coloniality in Europe, Latin America and Australia. She has co-created numerous projects of radical healing and community wellbeing in resistance to the colonial-patriarchal state and its juridical violent containments and published widely in academic and activist-community outlets.
Her latest book (2018) Liminal Subjects: Weaving (Our) Liberation (Rowman and Littlefield) winner of the 2020 best Gender Theory and Feminist Book, International Studies Associate (ISA). She is currently writing her next book Motherwise: A Politics of the Wilds.
Las Hijas de Bachué/ Bachué’s Daughters
In this session Sara will weave sacred space to share of her story from exile and banishment to re-turn to connection and wholeness with her lineage of the Muisca/Chibcha and the great Mother Bachué who rests with her lover in/as Lake Iguaque in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes in Boyacá, Colombia relishing in the cycles of the moon after her work of birthing her people was done. Then through movement and guided meditation Sara will facilitate a sacred journey with participants of re-connection to their mother-line(s)/lineage and re-turn of the exiled and banished daughter/maiden to connection and wholeness.