Tue May 17, 2011
StoryCrops: Curandera Elena Avila On Her Life's Path
By Candace Miller-Murphy
Albuquerque, NM – Author of the bestselling book "Woman Who Glows in the Dark," Elena Avila was instrumental in bringing the traditional healing practice of curanderismo into public consciousness.
Here she talks with long-time friend, Soledad Hindi, about her rocky path from housewife, to nurse, to curandera. Elena Avila passed away in March of this year.
Elena Avila passed away in March of this year. Her conversation with Soledad Hindi was recorded last June at a StoryCorps Historias mobile booth in Albuquerque. Editing by Candace Miller-Murphy.
The StoryCorps Historias Albuquerque project was made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Hispanic Cultural Center