(That’s “hello” in the Nahuatl language)
I’m Luis, creator of Xinachtli. I was born and raised in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, surrounded by maize, amaranth, cacao, flowers, volcanoes and evident remains of a rich ancient past.
My identity was hidden under the pavement and noises of a big city, kept away by the lies of catholicism, the educational system, television, coca-cola, Europe, the United States and colonialism in general.
From a young age I loved playing in the dirt and spending time in the kitchen with my mom which led me to drop out of school after grade 9 to study gastronomy.
Shortly after that I migrated to the territory of the Coast Salish Peoples (Vancouver, BC), blind and ignorant to the treasures I had at home.