14 Going on 40


Cynthia and Leslie met at 14 years old as 1st Gen Latinas in high school in Long Beach, CA and the adventures they shared and the adults who guided them along the way. Cynthia and Leslie pay homage to our Inner Teen spirit, old friends and the adults who believed in us! We talk about grieving as teenagers and how dance has always been a coping tool for us. This is a light hearted chat with two soul sisters who met when they needed each other. Lelsie gives Cynthia advice on turning 40 in October and shares tps on embracing the Señora Era.

Leslie Henderson is a mom, a cowgirl, a designer, an avid Zumba dancer and a lover of animals and laughs. Leslie is one of those friends in Cynthia’s life that will always have her own chapter for all that she has done for Lil’ Cyn.

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Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Hi, I'm Cynthia Perez, your official Inner Child Hype Woman the founder of Rooted in Reflection. With over 15 years in social work, I’ve dedicated my career to helping people heal from intergenerational trauma and find joy through culturally sensitive healing spaces. I'm passionate about empowering the Latinx community and fostering creative healing for those often overlooked in traditional wellness programs. Whether you're joining a workshop, a wellness talk, or a retreat, my goal is to create a community-centered space where you can feel seen, heard, and healed.
Cynthia Alonzo Perez

Inner Child Hype Woman

Cynthia Perez, MSW, LCSW, is the founder of Rooted in Reflection. She’s an expert in intergenerational trauma and bilingual, culturally sensitive therapy, offering transformative workshops and retreats.

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