Hii. My name is Celeste Alcena and I use she/they pronouns. I’m a queer Black-Chinese woman, a daughter, grand daughter, sister and friend. I have been graciously growing roots on unceded Algonquin territory, over the past 7 years. I am a daughter to Chinese (Hong Kong)-Bahamian (maternal) and Bahamian-Haitian (paternal) parents, with a connection to the lands & people of The Bahamas (— my mother’s lineage gifting me with lessons of care and loving softness, and my father’s lineage with fierce generosity and connection). My mom & aunt immigrated to Canada in the 90s before giving birth to my older sister and we all grew up in Windsor, the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg people of the Three Fires Confederacy. A few of my positions of privilege include my education attending university in English, my light skin as a Black woman, and my able-body privilege. I am grateful to have access to a lot of support in community & in my friendships/family to support my well-being if/when needed. I have self-diagnosed ADHD and am still unpacking the way this impacts my life. In my life & community work, I am passionate about dreaming and nurturing creative spaces for care and spiritual / ancestral guidance, that center queer Black, Asian, and POC folks. The work of reclaiming a deeper connection to one’s inner magic and to the lands & waters close to y(our) hearts have been my guiding points.