jazmín calderón torres (they/them) is a queer, trans-nonbinary, autistic, multiracial Puerto Rican interdisciplinary artist apprenticing to the grave, liminal, and beyond human world. They currently live and were raised in unceded Timucua territory and Seminole.
Their ancestors are from Borikén (Puerto Rico), with an Indigenous Taino and White Spanish matrilineal lineage and a Black patrilineal lineage. Other lineages that move with them include QTBIPOC, jibaros, curanderas, campesinos, egrets, herons, the swamp, transcestors, candlemakers, sculptors, queer Black feminist scholars, caseworkers, the working class, the Caribbean, the “unproductive,” and neurodivergent.
They are currently a Producer, Creative Strategist at Lead to Life (leadtolife.org), attending to communal grieving of state-sanctioned violence through gathering, ceremony, speculative imagination.
They are a Weaving Earth Immersion alumni and have studied agroecology and regenerative design with Soul Fire Farm, Planting Justice, the Multinational Exchange for Agriculture (MESA). They have a Bachelors in New Media, Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, with a minor in Ecosystems Management and Forestry.