dipaali aragonda reddy is a gatherer, drawing purpose and power from the place where visionary kinship and ancestral remembering meet. They are a seed saver, medicine maker and land worker in the unceded lands of the Tongva and Kizh peoples in Southern California. Inspired by the story of seeds, dipaali aspires to co-create spaces for collective healing from settler-colonialism, industrialization, and gentrification that move us closer to mending our severed relationship with the Land. Along with BIPOC land stewards in Pomona, they are co-establishing webs of care that center transformational exchange; their work prioritizes reciprocity through community shared skills, knowledge, and culturally-informed resources.
dipaali spends their days growing plants and fungi, making art, and studying in the mountains.