Emilia G. Avalos. Mexicana immigrant born in Mexico City, raised in Irapuato, Gto. and Minnesota.
Immigrant rights advocate, very unconventional student, friendly and fun mother, artist and avid glutton. Political junkie from a complex skeptic perspective. Lives in Richfield, plays in the whole Metro area. Co-director (Richfield and Bloomington) of Kalpulli Ketzalcoatlicue, a community based Aztec dance lerning community. The main focus of our kalpulli (learning community) is to conserve and share the cultural teachings of our ancestors, with dance being one of the essential pieces. KetzalCoatlicue pursues this spiritual, mental, and physical vocation with music from the sacred drum, conch shells, seeds, and other instruments gifted by the natural environment
Her life partner Daniel, her four year old daughter Miranda, son Daniel Jr, 16, Cesar the Westie , and her beloved father are the main inspiration for this work.