Tannia Esparza (she/her, they/them) is a Queer Xicana raised by Chumash People’s ocean waters now known as Santa Barbara, CA.
She is proud to come from a migrant family of brave, persistent matriarchs and grateful to have found home in the high desert mountains of the Sandia and Tiwa People, now known as Corrales, New Mexico.
Tannia is a Seed Steward with GiraSol Descendants, a beloved community making project, offering storytelling as a practice for world building. In her consulting roles, she brings her gifts in coaching, storytelling, program design, writing, facilitation, and cultural strategy to local and national justice centered efforts. Tannia loves offering embodied, spirit, and heart centered support as a prenatal, birth, and post-birth doula.
She has been growing alongside social justice movements for over 17 years, working at the intersections of reproductive, gender and racial justice, and Queer liberation. Most recently, Tannia completed a six-year tenure as Executive Director at Young Women United (now Bold Futures), a New Mexico based reproductive justice organization led by women and people of color. In 2017, she was honored to receive the Woman of Vision Award from the MS. Foundation for Women. Her writing can be found in TheTurnLeft.org, Latina Magazine, Rewire News, NBC News, New Mexico’s Greenfire Times, and the Malpais Review. Tannia enjoys the lessons found in simple everyday life rituals, and is currently doing her best to move all the parts of herself toward her sacred purpose.