Si Me Voy, Yo Vuelvo



Cynthia and Irisneri talk about  how leaving another life behind to live in their purpose has become a deep life’s work. Irisneri shares stories of her love of Puerto Rico, and how she always remembers feeling “Puerto Rico means freedom to me,” and how this calling for la isla is still with her and pours into her work with clients looking to uncover old family secrets. Irisnei is a gift to this mission with a wealth of knowledge and a fierce passion for truth. She is like the Mary Poppins of genealogy work. 

Irisneri’s bio:
Like many Professional Genealogists, Irisneri got started with her own family. After a lifetime of love for history and listening to the stories of her maternal Abuelitos, growing up in the 1940s in Puerto Rico and then their experiences when they moved the New York City in the 1950s, she decided it was time to start the search. That is how her journey started, expanding more on her maternal side and helping her grandfather find answers about the father he lost when he was four years old. To meeting through documents her paternal grandparents whom she never got to know. She finally understood more about her paternal side and was able to empathize with her father in a way she never had before. She learned more about the history of her island of Puerto Rico that you don’t always find in schoolbooks. Then she shared and saw the gift of watching someone connect with their ancestors and heal through this knowledge. That is when her mission and dream was born, now Irisneri dedicates her life to help others connect with their ancestors, empower and help them heal through the knowledge of their family history.


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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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