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Mónica Hurtado Torres

Founding Director

Mónica Hurtado Torres (she/her) is a Queer Xicana Indigena. She has over a decade of experience working with Black, Indigenous, Queer, Trans People of Color. Her spirit-led, heart work and love for our communities has resulted in a profound dedication to serving the BIQTPOC community. As the Founder and Executive Director, she aims to empower community members to embark on their journey towards healing and liberation.


Giselle Alejandra Muñoz

Healing Practitioner

Giselle Alejandra Muñoz (she/her) is a Queer, Woman of Color born and raised in El Sereno, Los Angeles. Her roots lie in Zacatecas and Aguascalientes, Mexico where her family migrated from though they later relocated to Tijuana. Ale holds a Bachelor's in Communication from San Francisco State University. She is an intuitive, artist, and reiki practitioner committed to evolving and transforming through self-expression and healing. Giselle centers traditional healing practices as a means to nourish the spirit, heart, mind, and body. Her own journey and experience working with community, particularly youth and families, including individuals with disabilities, unhoused community members, and individuals with mental health challenges - led her to Femme Goddess Co.


Katherine Bahena Benitez

Creative Arts Coordinator

Katherine Bahena Benitez


Angelica Hernandez

Community Health Educator

Angelica Hernandez (she/her) is a passionate Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a deep commitment to educating and empowering underserved communities. She received her Bachelor's in Nutritional Science Dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley. Angelica is dedicated to reducing the significant health disparities that disproportionately impact communities of color through a holistic and culturally relevant approach to care. Her mission is to improve the wellbeing of our community members and promote health equity.


Sahara-Yvette Zamudio

Intern, 2020 Cohort

Sahara-Yvette Zamudio (she/her) is an East Los Angeles born and based artivist, cultural worker, daughter of Mexican immigrants, and first generation student. She recently received her EdM in Arts in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and completed her undergraduate studies at Colgate University in Women’s Studies and Art/Art History. Her studies and activism center community organizing and the use of art for healing, resisting, and re-membering. Working as a museum educator, she urges her students to challenge power in institutional spaces and be critical of what stories are being shared and by who. Sahara dreams of one day opening up a community led art space that centers joy and radical imagination. She loves to care for her plantitas, doodle, paint, and spend time in nature. Sahara shares the urgency of Femme Goddess Co.’s mission to celebrate and uplift femme, queer, indigenous stories, experiences, and wellness. She is beyond excited to be a part of that necessary work built in community through collaboration.


Jazmin Briones

Intern, 2020 Cohort

Jazmin Briones Garcia (she/her) was born and raised in El Monte, California. Upon graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Feminist Studies and Psychology major, she embarked on her mission to empower communities by providing spaces of comfort, healing, and love whether it be in their personal life with friends and family, volunteering at the Violence Intervention Program, or working as an educator. Her current goals are to apply to Graduate School at California State University, Fullerton to receive a Masters in School Counseling and ultimately become a High School counselor. Jazmin is committed to the life long journey of spiritual work and as such understands the importance in providing healthy nurturing spaces.


Alicia Inés Lopez

Intern, 2022 Cohort

Alicia Inés Lopez (she/her) is a mother, student, daughter, community member and woman from the San Fernando Valley. Her mother is from El Salvador and her father is from Mexico and she embraces both identities in everything she does. She is a first-generation doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the experiences of women of color entrepreneurs in Downtown Los Angeles.


Darlene Garcia

Intern, 2022 Cohort

Darlene Garcia (she/her) is a Queer Chicana from South Central who prides themselves in their artistic abilities. She is currently a fourth year transfer student attending the University of California, Los Angeles. Given the hardships she has encountered particularly as it relates to striving for acceptance and self-love, Darlene has been on a continual path of healing as a means to nurture a positive relationship with herself. Moreover, she is deeply passionate about shedding light on the challenges many women of color face and supporting her community. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Chicanx Studies and Sociology, her primary goal is to attend graduate school, continue her research and pursue a career in community outreach.

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