“We talked about magic, crystals, science and dreamscapes. It was a beautiful conversation with Leza.”
Rios de la Luz
Talking about sexual trauma can be hard, so it was really inspiring talking to Rios about how her writing is one of the ways that she copes with her dark history. In her first collection The Pulse Between Dimensions & the Desert she began to dip into that darkness that in Itzá she submerges full on. She talked about how magic & spirituality & nature inspire & strengthen her spirit. Itzá is a powerful, lyrical & highly intimate journey that is as filled with light as it is with the painful darkness of childhood memories. Her style is reminiscent of Magical Realism. It is experimental & free flowing. You will not find another writer who writes like her because she is in a category all her own & she defies definition. Join us for this very special & witchy episode of GET LIT WITH LEZA!
We are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas. You repeat this in increments of three & then four & then ten. You travel back into your old room & into the closet. You can feel his hands & it breaks you awake.” -Rios de la Luz Itzá Rios talks magic, writing & Korean dramas on Get Lit With Leza podcast @riosdelaluz @lezacantoral #podcast #writers #getlitwithleza #bruja #witches #spiritual #mystical #arttherapy #trauma #metoo #books #newrelease #xicana #lit #literarycommunity #arttherapy
Rios de la Luz is a queer xicana/chapina author of the short story collection, The Pulse Between Dimensions and The Desert and the novella, Itzá. She lives in El Paso with the love of her life and her beautiful dog.