About AnaYelsi

Interested in booking AnaYelsi for consulting or for a speaking or art event? Visit here to learn more and send all inquiries to anayelsi@browneyedamazon.com.

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Born in Venezuela, AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez (she/her/hers) is an IndoLatinx mujerista working to create and agitate her way through the Latin diaspora.  With over a decade of non-profit and faith-based community organizing experience, she now works independently—pursuing justice in an intersectional and holistic way. She works as a consultant, educator, writer, and visual artist in both sacred and secular spaces.

AnaYelsi is the founder of En Conjunto—a collective providing support, community, resources, and collaborative opportunities to people of color working independently at the intersection of justice and spirituality. She is the co-host for the Mystic Soul podcast with Teresa P. Mateus, a co-coordinator with Liberation School South, and Her column, Brown Eyed Amazon, can be found at Patheos’ Progressive Christian channel. She serves on the board of the Festival Center in Washington, DC and is affiliated with the Mystic Soul Project and the Union of Affirming Christians.

AnaYelsi loves disappearing for hours in an art museum, feeding people a homemade flan of which she is unabashedly proud, reading everything she can get her hands on, and watching an absurd number of problematic made-for-tv holiday romcoms.

She lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on twitter at @brwneyedamzn and on Facebook (/browneyedamazon).


AnaYelsi is working towards a vision of pursuing movement and justice work in an intersectional and holistic way that honors Creator and creation.

Her work (in all its forms) seeks to do the following:

  • Kick up the dust around conversations of faith and spirituality- broadening these conversations beyond what has traditionally been provided by White/straight/male/academic gatekeepers
  • Activate and cultivate a desire in others to examine their spiritual practice and its relationship to colonization, white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, and nationalism
  • Create art, space, resources, and relational opportunities for moving towards shared liberation and healing

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Committed to this vision, she is working independently – moving outside of traditional models of justice work that hinge one’s ability to pursue justice on their relationship with systems and organizational hierarchies. She is trusting in the community of justice-seekers to partner with her in this endeavor – freeing her to go when called and to act and speak with the integrity necessary to fulfill this vision- including her commitment to make her work economically just and financially accessible. Because of people like you, she is able to regularly offer pro bono/low-cost services to those that can not afford my rates. For example, free weekly consulting to the executive directors of Brave Commons (an LGBTQ justice non-profit organization).


AnaYelsi lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on twitter at @brwneyedamzn and on Facebook.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Interested in booking AnaYelsi for consulting or for a speaking or art event? Visit here to learn more and send all inquiries to anayelsi@browneyedamazon.com.