Hi! I am Daria Hanks,
a film student and storyteller.
Letter to an Ancestor
A Proud Mom's Words
"Every Child is a Blessing"
Medicine & Healing
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Thank you for being the flame of hope that I will always look up to. I hope you and my great grandfather are proud of me. It never crossed my mind to ask my parents or my grandma about you; sorry about that! In school, my teachers feed the students ideas that the white people are good and found land but indigenous people, my ancestors, already inhabited this land; they never taught me to admire my ancestors. The teachers and books never talked about indigenous people; I'm very sorry about that. I know now that you worked hard and never gave up. It makes me proud to know that I have an ancestor with so much strength. This flame inside my heart fuels every step of my journey to becoming as strong as you."
— Luis Moreno "Letter to an Ancestor