MONICA HURTADO TORRES
Artist | Space Holder | Wellness Practitioner | Creative Director | Writer | Dancer | Producer | Radio Host
Mónica Hurtado Torres is an unapologetic Queer Xicana Indígena based out of East Los Angeles - the daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacán, Mexico, and the second eldest of four mujeres. Mónica holds a Bachelor’s in Chicana(o) Studies and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her lived experiences along with her unwavering commitment to both her personal and community healing justice work have been catalysts for transformative change and ignited paradigm shifting movements. As a writer, artist, and healing practitioner, she serves as a conduit by fearlessly opening herself up as a portal and sharing her ongoing process in liberating herself from everything that has or continues to keep her captive. In doing so, she allows others to bear witness to her sacred practice in the most intimate, raw, and authentic way while becoming a guide for others. Mónica harnesses her own testimonio as a powerful tool for empowering others to go within and find their inner healer.
Mónica is the Founder and Executive Director of Femme Goddess Co. - an autonomous community centered 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.
With over a decade of experience working closely with marginalized communities, particularly BIQTPOC, Mónica has become a visionary leader deeply committed to transformative justice. At the heart of Mónica’s lifelong mission through Femme Goddess Co. lies radical healing and revolutionary love as a means for our personal and collective liberation, ultimately illuminating the path towards the birthing of a new world.
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.