ARTICLES OF Xenia Elsaesser
Creatures of the Chacana
01 Jul, 2012 | Xenia Elsaesser
The Chakana is the inca cross, symbolizing different levels of life through which the shaman transgresses in trance. He goes first to the underworld, embodied in the snake, and learns ‘I live. don’t l...
Quién va a sembrar la tierra?
27 Aug, 2010 | Xenia Elsaesser
Who will sow the land? The Jalqas sow the land. When I decided to join the Jalqas I did not realise the gravity of what I was undertaking. Enticed by merrily leaping couples, it seemed like a fun danc...
Protecting the Sex Workers' Profession: A Tragic Reality
14 Aug, 2012 | Xenia Elsaesser
'I am also a part of this society’ We are doing important social work . . . It is because of us that there are less cases of rape.’ So speaks Lily Cortez, president of OTN, the sex workers union...