Jimena Paratcha

Active Community Leader, Event Producer and Energy Worker

In her youthful breakdancing days Jimena was exposed to the harsh reality of youngsters living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Due to the emotional impact of these encounters she felt a strong calling to empower the children and young people of Latin America and immediately began volunteering at shelters and soup kitchens around the continent, eventually becoming a founding leader of Action for Brazil's Children Trust. Having developed the capacity of 22 project partners in 5 major cities, ABC Trust became a founding partner of Street Child United, a global platform to voice the rights of young people at risk around the world. After 20 years working in the community development and social justice sector, Jimena turned towards the emerging environmental crisis and focused on the protection of ecosystems. She actively campaigned for Ecocide Law alongside Polly Higgins and initiated a local support group for the Fossil Free campaign in Sussex. Jimena continues to produce Holistic and awareness raising events, as well as help establish networks for positive change.

A dynamic activist for transformation on the inner and outer worlds, Jimena has nurtured a keen interest in diverse healing and energy modalities. Becoming initiated into the Siddha Kundalini lineage, and Nature Mysticism of Andean Peru, whilst bridging Indigenous traditions of Amazonian Brazil as a Guardian of the Huni Kuin and the Yawanawa she has established simple yet powerful ways to support the best and highest potential of her self and the diverse communities she is active in.