· By Sam Robertson

Saturday April 29th @2pm Author Event: Mariana Franco

Meet the Author/Poet:
Mariana Franco is a Latinx author, poet and many other titles from Pacoima, CA. Promoting body positivity and sensual womaness as @nakedpoet & as @nopal_flower. her poetic free verse fights against xenophobic-racist barriers. She is part of a large group of Los Angelean poets in an anthology  titled,  Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles printed by Tía Chucha Press & in anthology/ historical document from the Los Angeles Poet Society titled Los Angeles Poets for Justice: A Document for the People. Her first Chapbook Heart of Fire  and  her first full length poetry book Family & Other Problems are available. Additionally, she is an editor, photographer, an event curator/ community organizer  under the business name Prickly Pear Productions & Services @pricklypearproductions4

Find her hosting and co hosting IG lives and in person  along with facilitating editing/writing workshops on zoom

Meet our moderator:

photo of Kundan Chhabra standing in the sun

Kundan Chhabra (them/they):

​​Kundan Chhabra is the Creator of the Justice-Based Holistic Time Management Methodology ©️ Consulting and Coaching Journey to help inclusive creative leaders become more confident, clear and secure with strong stable boundaries without walls: in short, Kundan helps uprooted creative leaders become rooted again.

This includes reading your "Akaash", a multi-dimensional record of all your timelines to help you heal from the root causes of your self+sabotage patterns including "Soul Vows" & "Soul Contracts" from your past lives.

They grew up in Theravada Buddhist country Myanmar (formerly Burma) in South East Asia, raised in a family that practiced Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Two Buddhist monasteries were within walking distance of their home there.

The country was ruled by a military dictatorship. Simultaneously Kundan was educated in a school for the children of diplomats, ambassadors and Intelligence officers. This taught them a lot about power dynamics and manipulation tactics. This is why they now teach marginalized people on how to protect ourselves from them. 

Kundan posts on all social media sites including Facebook, Instagram & YouTube. Email Kundan about their programs "Reclaiming Boundaries", "Akashic Focus Accelerator" & the "Rooted" series of programs or business/publications inquiries at Kundan@RelationshipBoundaries.com"