Home - Author, Bilingual Storyteller, Speaker, Presenter, and Performing Artist
Bienvenidos, Welcome to the Story
In the 19th century, Faustino Perez of Guadalupita, Mexico made zarapes on hand looms; good zarapes took a month or more to make. He said, "One must have a feeling for it in the hands, in the heart. Come let me show you...". I believe, en nuestra cultura Mexicana, in our Mexican culture, a zarape is our coat of many colors - respectfully radiating the passion of warmth and brilliance.
I have a feeling for the stories that I write - with my hands, in my heart, and in my soul, - con mis manos, en mi corazón, y en mi alma. Thus, I share the performing art of storytelling. It has been stated that a story is a gift, un regalo. Cuentos, or stories, are cultivated and woven with the many colors of our world cultures and history, historias. I bring you a zarape de cuentos. Que viva la pasión de cuentos!
Consuelo is a second generation Texas native born in the West side barrios of San Antonio, Texas. Her Native American ancestors come from Coahuila and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
In November 1996, Consuelo became a Professional Storyteller. She has performed in Texas, the United States and Mexico. Consuelo loves to share the richness of her Mexican-Indian culture and her primary language, Spanish. She produced the First Tejas Hispanic Storytelling Festival in 1998. She has been featured performer both, in and out of Texas.e
Her training includes attending conferences at Toastmasters International, National Storytelling Network, Four Corners Storytelling Festival, and Tejas Storytelling Conference & Festival.
Consuelo shares her performing art of storytelling and speaking in various venues. She shares her heritage through:
- folk lore,
- folk tales,
- personal stories,
- shared heritage stories,
- sacred stories,
- and poetry.
- Her repertoire also includes Ghost Stories.
* Author visits,
* libraries, - Public, educational institutions K-College/University
* historical living facilities,
* and high-risk student programs,
* senior living centers.