Batul True Heart (they/them) is a Yo’eme (Yaqui), Mexican-American, and mixed Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, and Spanish descent) Queer and Two-Spirit Curanderismo practitioner, community herbalist, and death worker. Batul offers a line of herbal medicines, Maaso Medicina, inspired by their ancestors and made from plants and flowers that they’ve been tending to in their Oakland, CA backyard for over 10 years. Batul has been walking a healing road for 15 years claiming the truth of who they are by (re)connecting with their ancestors, (re)learning traditional ceremonies and everyday practices, and making relationship with the medicine of the plants. For the past 5 years Batul has been lead teacher of the Curanderx’s Toolkit class at Ancestral Apothecary in Oakland and last fall Batul offered their first solo online course Aires Fuerte, a 9-week exploration of the 13 emotional winds, and how to keep them moving. Batul is also an educator, speaker, and writer on the topics of ancestral reclamation, resolution, and cultural responsibility. Batul’s life work is to usher and support people in general, and people of color and queer folks in particular, to return to their ancestral roots, and to nature, in order to be who they truly are.
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