Xelena González practices the healing arts through writing and movement. She is a storyteller, dancer and visiting author who centers self-love in her multi-disciplinary workshops for all ages. Her picture books include the award-winning "All Around Us" and upcoming titles "Where Wonder Grows" and "Remembering." Her writing for adults includes poetry, essays, fiction and screenwriting. "Loteria Remedios" is her independent publication featuring icons from her Mestiza culture and offering reflections, divinations, plant and animal medicine, and other tools for self-healing. A former librarian and enrolled member of the Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation, González has become a sought-after speaker on topics such as radical self-love, creative early literacy strategies, inhabiting story through music and movement and reclaiming indigenous identity in Latinx communities.