MEET OUR FOUNDER
MONICA HURTADO TORRES
Artist | Space Holder | Wellness Practitioner | Creative Director | Writer | Dancer | Producer | Radio Host
Monica Hurtado Torres is the Founder and CEO of Femme Goddess Co. - an autonomous organization deeply committed to empowering Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, Womxn of Color, Femmes, Gender Non-conforming and/or Gender Expansive Folks as they free themselves from deep seated colonial mentality, break cycles of internalized oppression and heal generations of trauma.
Through various creative mediums, wellness offerings, and a lifestyle brand, Femme Goddess Co. centers radical healing and revolutionary love as a means for our personal and collective liberation.
Monica is an unapologetic Queer Xicana Indigena. She was born in Napa, California- the daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacán, Mexico, and the second eldest of four mujeres. Monica received her Bachelor’s in Chicana(o) Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018. Aside from her educational and relevant research background, she has extensive holistic wellness experience working with Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans, People of Color (BIQTPOC). Monica is now based out of East Los Angeles - Tongva Territory.
Monica’s lived experiences along with her profound commitment to both her inner and community centered healing justice work, has resulted in transformative spiritual awakenings. By cutting herself open as a portal and sharing her ongoing process in liberating herself from everything that has or continues to keep her captive, she allows others to witness her sacred practice in the most intimate, raw, and authentic way.
Monica utilizes her own testimonio as a transformative tool for empowering others to go within, find their inner healer and contribute to awakening the collective consciousness. She does this through various mediums including, but not limited to, writing, spoken word, body adornment, portraiture, dance, and other creative forms. Monica interrogates topics such as mental health, holistic wellness, love, spirituality, queerness, identity, etc. In addition to her creative work, Monica has a variety of offerings specifically for Queer, womxn of color and femmes. These include 1-1 Guidance Sessions, Community Care Circles, Wellness Workshops and Healing Retreats.
At its’ core, Monica’s life's work through Femme Goddess Co. centers radical healing and revolutionary love as liberation.
Towards Black liberation and Indigenous Soviergnty
Guided by my intuition, I continue my path towards liberation of self through practicing radical healing and revolutionary love. I have and will continue to dedicate my life to this ongoing journey as a means to (re)connect to my higher being, find wholeness within and live in purpose.
'Femme Goddess' is an embodiment of my multifaceted self. It is intended to be a space for me to document my reflections, inner wisdom and the powerful teachings that I have gained particularly as they relate to developing self-awareness, healing from trauma, fostering personal growth, and loving myself wholeheartedly. It will serve as an archive of my experiential knowledge and a portfolio of my creative work. Through this platform, I am consciously choosing to honor myself and share my gifts as offerings.