My name is Peregrine Bermas. I answer to any pronouns said with respect. I am a queer diasporic islander of Bicolano, Ilocano and Pangasinan ascent, survivor, educator, herbalist and folk artist serving in my birth place, occupied chicago.
I come from a lineage of gardeners, innovators, caregivers and teachers; my knowledge about being with the earth is influenced by family, friends, elders and youth in my immediate community. I have been a yoga practitioner for 15 years, and an instructor since 2016 with trainings from Moksha Yoga Center and Street Yoga, and mentorship of Marjorie Fradin and Aya-Nikole Cook. I tuned into energy work through my reiki teacher Courtney Cobbs.
My creative practice interweaves migration, body wisdom and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. My care work centers folks living outside of the binary, BIPOC and survivors of sexual violence.
Image left: Peregrine, a brown femme with glasses, short hair and big earrings, stretches with their arms behind their back in mermaid pose, surrounded by tall grass and puffy clouds. Their eyes are closed.