This second volume reflects a deepening and asks you all to journey deeper into plant medicine and the wisdom of black and brown ancestors. We walk farther away from "modern western herbalism" and deepen our connection to healing practices, spirituality, and cultural and historical context, and the stories behind different traditions' relationship to plants. We also unapologetically honor women healers and our queer
predecessors and trans*cestors by acknowledging and reclaiming their legacies
through learning more about queer and trans* healers, queerness and healing. And we honor the importance of healing ourselves and get
a better understanding of internalized oppression and internalized trauma and
learn herbs that support us with our depression, anxiety and trauma.
In this volume there are sections dedicated to:
-Understanding Health and Healing and healing history
- Understanding and partnering with plants (plant history and biology, ancestral plant traditions, exercises/suggestions for connecting with plants, plant and tree stories)
-Traditional indigenous healing (in West Africa and the diaspora, New Zealand and the Philippines)
- Two-spirit healers/queer/ and trans*cestors (pre-modern Asian and Pacific Islands, Africa, and a critique of colonialism and the western gaze)
-Women healers, healing and resistance (history of women healers/shamans, Mexican women reclaiming indigenous ceremony for wellness and body autonomy, a profile on a partera, birthwork in the black community, and a call to indigenous women and two-spirit people to be accountable and do the work of decolonization)
-Healing ourselves from historical trauma and internalized oppression (with remedies/recipes for anxiety,depression and trauma)
This is the first edition and there are nearly 200 pages. *Contents may vary slightly after final edit.
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