Pussy Power Presenting: Femme Cerebral

Hi Pussy Power Worldwide, my name is Yashira Marie Lopez Davalos, Founder and CEO of Femme Cerebral.


Femme Cerebral is a cultural education forum inspired by my mother who ran a Latin resource center. It was a legacy she created since leaving public housing into a domestic violence center to eventually build a home next to our Afro Colombian neighbors. It's inspired by the intersections of black and brown mobility. After so much success, I saw bureaucracy pull the funding for my mother's non profit. Modern day capitalism no longer exists without corporate influence. Through university press, worker's press, academic style books, and archival research based on sociology, Femme Cerebral aims to provide an online blog as a community forum. We aim to provide our content as print magazines and books based on archival research in the world of journalism. Through transcending research into Socratic seminars within local communities across the nation, we also aim to bridge the gap between a physical space for community and the people's awareness of their influence on their environment and policy. Our podcasts provide social commentary to keep you in the FC classroom after school. In partnership with Pussy Power we will be introducing our first installments of video content with science backing up the intersections of dating.



Stumbling upon a millennial owned second hand bookstore, Rubber Library & Flower Bodega, in the By Water district in New Orleans, I found socially conscious literature of all mediums: memoirs, academic press books, zines,magazines, and archival research. When Hurricane Maria hit my mother's homeland of Puerto Rico, I found refuge in the post Katrina community from local business owners who had to rebuild their lives in the community. The community of New Orleans advocated intensely for Hurricane Maria recovery through many fundraisers and events. After the hurricane I attended an herbal medicine workshop to send medicine to those residing in the mountains without access to healthcare in Puerto Rico at my favorite bookstore. I spoke with the bookstore owner after purchasing Narratives of Second Generation Mexican American Women, a book evaluating Chicana experiences at PWIs in the early 00's. Sharing my position as a millennial experiencing racial ambiguity at my HBCU as a half Afro Boricua woman with a deported Mexican father, the bookstore owner Roehm Gonzales's experience was similar yet different as a Mexican Polish woman. We found common ground on cultural self education and taking up space where others won't represent you nor do the research. Gonzales asked me to do a Socratic seminar at her shop, and Femme Cerebral was born.


Through research much inspired by the continuous conversations I have with my peers, I've found that the amygdala becomes less alarmed and activates the neocortex to better internalize information when hormones are produced from nurturing. WE are here to do things pragmatically, giving everyone space to do the work they need representing themselves.


Giving Sociology the mothering it needs,

Femme Cerebral.


femmecerebral.com

@femmecerebral

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