Ximena Frankel is a mama and long-time activist, community organizer, and current student finishing her Masters of Social Work. Born in Lima, Perú, she immigrated to the U.S. as a child. She has lived in Northern Virginia and eventually Washington, DC, before moving north to NYC, where she currently lives in Forest Hills, Queens with her spouse and son. Since 2019 she has been advocating for domestic workers rights, connecting the work with her mother’s experience working as a house cleaner, when they were newly arrived undocumented immigrants. She strives to dismantle systemic racism, advocates that families belong together and against inhumane policies at the border, fights for domestic workers rights, and the many intersections. She has been active in other movements including the movement for Black lives, education equity, immigrant rights, climate justice, and animal rights. A former yoga teacher, Ximena grounds her work in 20-plus years of yoga and meditation practice. Since becoming a mama in 2017 she has been working even harder to help envision and create a more just world.