Batul True Heart (they/them) is a Yo’eme (Yaqui) and Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, & European descent) Queer and Two-Spirit community herbalist, medicine maker, caregiver, and death doula. On a lifelong journey of uncovering their ancestral roots, and all the trauma their ancestors both endured and enacted, Batul has been walking a healing road for over 15 years reclaiming the truth of who they are by (re)connecting with their ancestors, (re)membering everyday traditional practices and ceremonies, (re)learning languages, and making relations with the medicine of the plants (re)matriating. For the past 5 years Batul has been teaching the Curanderx’s Toolkit class at Ancestral Apothecary on Occupied Huichin Ohlone land aka Oakland, CA. 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 as well as their class Death Blooms: An Herbal Intro to Decolonizing Death and Flowers to Support the Process. Batul also offers their line of herbal medicine for difficult emotions Maaso Medicina: Flower Medicine for Ancestral, Generational, and Personal Pain. Batul is a storyteller, writer, and educator on the topics of ancestral reverence, 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.
Follow Batul on Instagram: @batultrueheart
Learn more about their medicina: maasomedicina.bigcartel.com