In this episode of Color Me Queer, Camila Camaleón sits down with Aaron Saenz, and they discuss how the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center first started, and we also find out what Aaron learned while being in the driver's seat as the President of the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center.
Aaron Saenz is one of the co-founders of the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center and the San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival. Aaron is very passionate about bringing the SGV LGBTQ Community together to make our world a better place. Aaron was born and raised in Temple City and currently lives in Duarte, CA. He earned his Masters in Healthcare Administration-Informatics from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA and his Bachelor's in Technical Communications from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
Today’s episode of Color Me Queer talks about planting the flag - a term often used by Aaron himself!
San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center
Camila “La Loca” Camaleón is a paradigm shifter, bridge-builder, and queer archivist based in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles. Her origin story began in the unceded Chumash territory in which the lessons were cemented upon her return home to the beautiful Tongva land. Her ARTivism centers joy, playfulness, and power as gender deviant folks to the center.
Heart Healing Movement is the embodiment of trekking soundscapes through your mind, body, soul, and spirit. As a SOULtrepreneur her practice is centered around the muscle of joy as a lifestyle. It is in her writing, the dance floor, and various speaking engagements that the practice of Heart Healing Movement commences. Through Camila’s specialty in leadership development, “La Loca” has been able to find power in her presence as the first Trans Woman President of the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ+ Center.
Her Heart Healing Movement is most notably known through her ZOOMbA Con Camila! classes that occur via various partnerships with LGBTQ+ service-based organizations. By hearing the rhythm of the world one practices playfulness by dancing, shaking it up, and owning the beat!
ZUMBA™ Instructor w/ @EverybodyLosAngeles
This podcast is brought to you by the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ Center and QTalk Radio and is produced and edited by Xavier Mejia.
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