"Knowing how we are resisting, from where we are resisting. What elements are those that allow us to get to where we are? Who is behind us, so we can have the abiliy to get up every day?"
Araceli Osorio, mother of Lesvy Berlin Rivera Osorio, victim of femicide, Mexico.
"Extractive capitalism, racism, patriarchy, heteronormativity. Each one of those oppressions, they function and work in part because they force us, compel us and lead us not to have memories."
Carmenmargarita Sánchez de León, Organizing Committee, Puerto Rico.
"Art as an act of protest, like a device that accompanies protest movements. It can also be seen as something that is happening while awaiting...What do we do while we wait for justice? What we do while we await that our missing relatives appear?"
Raquel Rafael, Organizing Committee, Mexico
"Feeling my mother's hug, my friend's hug, my colleague's hug, breaks the boundaries we sometimes put on ourselves. It broke the boundaries of the schemes of my idea of God and I understood that it is a living God, a God of life. And it's not right that hope disappears when we let ourselves fall and it's not right to stay there."
Saraí Hernández Aguilar, National Search Brigade for Disappeared Persons, Mexico.
"As a black woman, being black and being a woman is one of those identities that does not receive the same protection that other people get. But there are even more, who are even more marginalized: poor people, people from the LGBTIQ+ community.
And that vulnerability forces us to be resilient, because it's that... or die."
Mūmbi Kīgūtha, Organizing Committee, South Sudan & USA.