Montse Leon

Montse Leon grew up in Tijuana, Mexico, so the immigrant situation has always concerned her mind and heart. She would love to see people asking for fewer walls instead of higher ones. She broke down her own wall when she fell in love with a gringo and started a family. Now she is the mother of a little wild child and when not dancing with him or hiking with her dog, she finds time to escape into yoga. She frequently visits family and friends in Mexico, enjoying long hours of togetherness over a bottle of mezcal or a hipster Tijuana version of the café de olla, depending on the time. She gets inspired by the pre-Columbian traditions in Mexico and by the work of writers and artists such as Laura Esquivel, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alice Rahon and Remedios Varo, all of whom have found the thin line that divides our world and the world where the Moon is inhabited by spirits and mermaids.

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Latest from Montse Leon

October 3, 2018

Smell the Flowers, Blow the Candle: 5 Ways to Introduce our Kids to Meditation. 

September 20, 2017

7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City—How we can Help.

September 19, 2017

A Magical Mexican Drink (& How to Have It).

September 18, 2017

This is what Happens when I Put my Phone Down.

September 8, 2017

Turmeric: From Superfood to Instagram Photo Op.

September 5, 2017

On the Importance of Not Giving so many F*cks.

August 30, 2017

This Political Climate feels Worse than having my Heart Broken by a Lover.

August 29, 2017

A Morning Meditation for Coffee Lovers.

August 22, 2017

Resist: A Message from the President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities.

August 19, 2017

My Dear Child, the World is Sad & Misguided.

May 31, 2017

Cinco pasos fáciles para empezar a ser eco-amigable.

May 27, 2017

The WAGs Photo from the NATO Conference is the Best Thing I’ve Seen Today.

May 25, 2017

Pope Francis just Gave Donald Trump the Best Possible Gift.

May 18, 2017

These Women are Baking America Great Again.

March 22, 2017

Let’s Grow in Kindness: Let’s Build a Village.