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POSITIONALITY

Alexia is US born, white bodied, Mixed (&) Latina (Puerto Rican and Mexican), cis, queer, mostly abled, thin, and a survivor, with Indigenous and colonial-settler ancestries. She grew up on the lands of the Haudenosaunee people in the place colonized as Buffalo, New York. Alexia is a heritage speaker of Español, where both Spanish and English were her first languages as a young child. She is committed to interrogating her positionality and to enacting antiracist and decolonizing practices in her roles as educator, educational researcher, choreographer, and colleague. Alexia is invested in redistributing power and equitable access of power and privilege to communities, working to enact community-based antiracist and decolonizing practices through teaching dance, somatics, and arts as community cultural practices in and beyond teacher education.