My name is Berenice Dimas
I was born in Tenochtitlan (what is now known as Mexico City) and grew up on Tongva/ Gabrielino/ Kizh Lands (El Monte, CA in the San Gabriel Valley). My family is native to the lands of Michoacan, Guanajuato, and the Valley of Toluca in Mexico.
I’m grateful to my ancestors for the wisdom they share and for leaving a legacy that has taught me how to be in relationship with the universe.
The work that I offer in the community is a manifestation of this legacy. It is a reflection of the relationship I have with my ancestors, all that guides me, the earth, the plants, and with myself. My work also incorporates the lessons I’ve learned through my lived experience, from teachers, elders, mentors, family, and friends along the way.