ChristinaMaria Xochitlzihuatl Sukhgian Patiño Houle is a mixed race and mixed indigenous healer, warrior and visionary. She is the lead visionary with Las Imaginistas. In 2018 group was named Blade of Grass Fellows and grantees of the Artplace America National Creative Placemaking Award. Her work breaks spells of colonial patriarchy by centering the femme and nonbinary gaze and re-integrating the construction of self with the madre tierra. She holds a MFA from Columbia University (NY) and an EdM from Harvard (MA). She is the lead author for the Imaginsitas' forthcoming book on shifting the public imagination using art (Amherst College Press, 2022). When not working as an Imaginsitas, Patiño Houle works on immigrant rights as the Network Weaver of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network.