Hi, my name is Dyusa and I am a Chachi and Jewish artist. I wrote this poem while feeling complete hopelessness after processing the current health of my family back in Ecuador. It has been over a decade since I’ve last seen them and it is a terrifying feeling. Somehow, in between the first few lines of this poem and the last, a powerful and hopeful energy came over me and created this piece. May these words inspire hope through life’s storms and into the stars of bright and beautiful Indigenous futures.