Myrna Cabán Lezcano
Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Boricua herbalist, educator, and cultural organizer. She grew up eating mangos and being doused in Agua Florida. Her abuelxs inspired her to connect to Spirit and healing by growing gandules, raising chickens, making dream-based predictions, and singing spontaneous songs.
Ayo Ngozi Drayton
Ayo is a community herbalist, educator, artist, and historian. She is a believer in ancestral tradition, a documentarian of Black herbal and cultural practices, and a community worker. Trained as a clinician, Ayo is an instructor at community-based herbal schools and conferences, owns a small herbal business (The Creative Root), and runs the Planting Reparations Project, a reparations-based, mutual aid initiative that redistributes plants and healing resources to Black people.
Batul True Heart
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.
Margarita is a certified and licensed Massage and Craniosacral Therapist. She practices Curanderismo in combination with other ancient healing practices. Margarita Camarena was born in Mexico City growing up with the traditional medicine through her grandmothers and the elders in her family.
Rachel Lee is a healer whose practice is deeply rooted in reclaiming the wisdom, power, and history of her West African ancestors. As a doula, yoga teacher, and folk herbalist, her path to cultivating wholeness embodies a radical Black feminist praxis where the personal is inseparable from the political and spirit work is essential to social freedom.
Luz C. Valverde
Luz C. Valverde is a queer mixed race Xicana indigena raised by Gay and Lesbian parents in the 70’s. She has been active in dream work since 2009, holding space for a community dream circle in her home over the following year’s cycle. She believes the circle – ritual is a profound container for deepening ancestral wisdom, healing inter-generational trauma and receiving guidance.
Elisa Marie Soto
Elisa (she/her) grew up in the vast and beautiful Sonoran Desert and currently resides in the foothills of the Sierras. She is a zine writer, sun bather, medicine maker, and grower of plants. She practices place-based herbalism rooted in ancestral wisdom. Her work is dedicated to helping people and animals ground into their bodies and heal themselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She sees her work with plants as an extension of activism towards social and health justice.
Erin Caitlin Sweeney
Erin Caitlin Sweeney (she/her) is a cis woman of European descent living in Huichin, the unceded Ohlone territory now known as Oakland, CA. She is a politicized healer, educator & group facilitator. She’s a Leo Sun & Aries Rising with a Pisces Moon. She’s a storyteller, plant lover, and dancer.
Zhayra Palma is a trauma-informed life coach, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a creative who is passionate about the intersections of trauma healing and the redistribution of resources. She believes in the medicine of connecting, creativity and the body, and believes that she is enough, you are enough and there is enough. When she’s not erratically clicking keys on her favorite calculator, you can find her admiring every soaring bird and blossoming flower in sight.