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Hozho Baa’na’sha’doo

Adelina Cruz

This poster was created in November 2015, as part of the Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. It was made by Adelina Cruz in collaboration with a coalition of Indigenous and Latina trans women and femmes. The Diné (Navajo) phrase Hozho Baa’na’sha’doo expresses the idea of “walking in beauty and balance.”

Adelina Cruz is a queer gender non-conforming Xicanx artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are a self-taught artist who uses art as a voice and a means to create social, cultural and personal change. Their art is influenced and inspired by their life experiences, intersections of identity, culture and community. Art is their way of expressing, healing, connecting, and sharing their passion. Their medium of choice is acrylic and oil painting, as well some graphic design. They believe that they were given the capability and responsibility of an artist in order to give back and use their gifts to create change. They strongly believe art can be used as a way to teach, empower, and heal, not only them self, but our communities as well.

TDOR Art Project uses art and activism to celebrate trans people of color in their lives and leadership, not just in death. It is supported by Strong Families. Learn more at

This print is one of a set of eight posters created for the 2015 Trans Day of Resilience Art Project. The complete set is available here. The seven other posters included in the project are listed by artist: Micah Bazant, Wriply Marie Bennet, Adelina Cruz, Ebin Lee, Mojuicy, Ethan X. Parker, Bishakh Som, and Rommy Torrico.