My starting-point is what was the ending-point of my ancestors. It is a mobile location harnessed by our mind/body/soul/spirit that can be accessed with sincere, deep internal reflection. Accessing this self-knowledge, through writing, art-making, or a combination of both, might entail painful fragmentation and disintegration, but one that urges towards wholeness always with a promise of transformation.
Gabe came to develop a deep sense of belonging to Borikén. “To honor truth one must honor those who are indigenous to the land they settle.” Autohistoria-teoria, is part of Gabe’s framework, bridging the divide between “intellectual” activity and inner knowledge grounded in corporeal reality.