Dawn Cohoe (they/them) is a local herb grower and peer support who operates Maple Twig Medicinals, a resource for medicinal and culinary herbal seedlings, botanicals, herbal learning, and mutual support. They believe in ancestral medicine and the right for communities to have agency over their own health and environment, connecting to plants and learning alongside others to care for the world around us and ourselves, through reciprocity and relationship.

Allie Dyer is an Afro-Caribbean med student with a background in community organizing and health education and fierce interest in reproductive justice. She has a passion for bridging allopathic medicine and traditional wisdoms in service of the liberation of all African people and all oppressed under the current colonial and capitalistic systems.

T. Aisha Edwards, LMHC is a somatic trauma therapist enthusiastic about integrating mind and body in holistic mental health care. She knows that painful life experiences not only undermine our quality of life, but also our capacity for connection and our physical health. Too often, folks seeking mental health care feel heard but not better. Because those with trauma need more than talk therapy, Aisha uses approaches informed by interpersonal neuroscience, traditional Chinese medicine, somatic psychology and western herbalism to support clients overcome the barriers between talk and healing. Healing has special meaning for those living with intergenerational trauma. Aisha’s heart mission is to address and unburden the impacts of socialized oppressions for POCs and Queer/Trans folks and is dedicated to culturally responsive treatment across the intersectional spectrum. Aisha believes every person living with trauma can find and embody the unbroken.

Phelicia Okon Magnusson is a queer black herbalist and flower essence practitioner based on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Her work centers folks of color who are seeking wholeness by healing generational trauma, moving though patterns shame, exploring sexuality and working to embody intuition and resilience in the face of oppression. Her formal training took place at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Western Herbalism in New York City with Delta Gardens in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, with Shayne Case in Portland, Oregon and with Dony Cotrina at El Centro De Guadelupe Chaska Suya in Iquitos, Peru. Phelicia is particularly interested in the intersection of ritual, healing and community.  You can learn more about Phelicia, her workshops and her practice, Queen & Crow Healing Arts, at QueenandCrow.com, and on Instagram @queenandcrow .

Liz Long is a channel, Reiki master and intuitive healer practicing in Portland. Her path is to help people connect to their inner sources of strength, guidance and wisdom through listening deeply to themselves and to the earth. She believes that self-healing can be collective healing, and that addressing how we've internalized systems of oppression is an integral part of each individual's healing journey. She works with flower, land and gem essences in her work. Liz teaches Reiki and other classes, and works one-on-one with clients using energy work, spirit guide channeling, and intuitive counseling. You can read Liz’s weekly channelled readings for the collective, called Transmission Tuesday, on her instagram @youcanradiateit.

Melissa Reyes (she/her) is an herbalist, writer, facilitator, and birthworker based in Ohlone Territory/Oakland, CA. Melissa’s family has roots in Puerto Rico and Poland and she has spent over 18 years working in a variety of social justice, learning, and healing spaces. In 2015, after teaching elementary school for eight years, Melissa published I am Sausal Creek/Soy el Arroyo Sausal, a bilingual English and Spanish picture book about the history of Oakland told through the voice of a local waterway. She currently teaches classes at Ancestral Apothecary, School of Herbal, Folk, and Indigenous Medicine. Her journey of reclamation also includes playing and teaching bomba, traditional Afro- Puerto Rican music and dance. She loves collective liberation, flowers, rivers, avocados, and her little black bunny, Benito.

Raven Rose is a menstrual health herbalist called to her work by her endometriosis healing journey. In the process of healing herself she studied Herbalism, nutrition, Kambo, and womb massage. Through ancestral connection she is reclaiming and restoring the healing practices of her ancestors. In her practice, Moon Medicine, she creates custom herbal remedies, offers womb massage, ancestor work, and Kambo ceremonies. Weaving together the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of healing Raven helps people restore menstrual balance, clear ancestral trauma, and connect with plant spirits. To Raven, womb health is connected to cultivating creative energy. The same vital force from which we create our lives. She wishes to help people reconnect with their creative power and magic to live the lives that are true to their being. Thus shifting the world in which we all live. Raven loves to express herself through dance, song, and music. She plays the flute, drum, kalimba, didgeridoo, and is learning to play the harp. Website: www.moonmedicine.co IG: @moonmedicines

Keath Silva is a queer community herbalist who has Germanic and Celtic roots. Keath is walking in their great grandmother's footsteps. Their Great Grandmother was an astrologer, herbalist and body worker who held space for a healing center in her home. Keath is the founder of the Yarrow School of Collective Wellness in Hood River, Oregon where they bring plants and people back together at community workshops and herbal gatherings, with a focus on liberation and access for all. In their private practice, Keath focuses on trauma healing, ancestral healing, nourishment, pelvic healing, pregnancy and birth of all kinds, gender transitions, reconnection to wild-self, community and nature through the plants. Keath has been teaching and practicing botanical therapies for two decades and holds space for folx to remember their embodied, inherent, sensual and ancestral connection with plants through practical, intuitive, direct, hands on experiences. (They/ Them/ He)

Jeevan Singh is a child of three continents. Born in New York City, her recent lineage comes from India, Puerto Rico and Ecuador. From a young age, she has had a keen interest in learning language and culture, as well as self-cultivation. This led her, in a roundabout way, to walk the path of a healer, getting her doctorate in East Asian medicine, digging into the healing roots of her ancestors through independent study in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional wisdom across Latin America, which will be a lifelong exploration. Jeevan's passion lies in holistic reproductive healing. In her Portland practice, she supports her patients in finding health and ease in their menstrual cycles, fertility, pregnancy and postpartum time. Through the use of acupuncture, plants, womb massage, herbal pelvic steams and flower and stone essences, she holds strong in the belief that we must treat the whole being, not just the symptoms. Weaving mindfulness and visualization into her work supports a deeper awareness and therefore greater capacity for transformation in her patients. Jeevan is an acupuncturist. She holds a Doctorate in Classical Chinese Medicine and is finishing a Masters degree in the Hakomi-based Integrative Mental Health program at NUNM, which informs the core of her work as a heart-based practice.

Naike Swai is a healing arts practitioner of Tanzanian and German heritage. Naike's interest in the vibratory imprint of nature's forces on our mind and body led them into the practice of classical acupuncture and astrology. Whereas acupuncture provides a somatic map of how our bodies digest the experiences of life, astrology lays out a wondrous fabric of the cosmic clock and the influences it exerts on our individual and collective lives - each thread representing the planetary patterns that dress and move us. In their workshops Naike weaves these forms of knowledge together to facilitate awareness and connection between our bodies, our life stories and the stories thestars tell. Naike also offers individual birth chart readings, transit readings and is co-founder of Cosmic Life - as coming soon to you astrological connections app.
IG @naike.e.swai, @cos_mic_life

Fern Tallos is a practicing clinical energetic herbalist. She has studied plant medicine and energetics for over ten years with herbalists and mentors up and down the pacific coast. She is deeply committed to an anti-oppression framework within her private practice, clinical, educational and product offerings. It is her mission to encourage healing and support wherever possible in hopes of influencing a more balanced expression of the world as we know it. To learn more about her work and offerings visit www.awildlightapothecary.com.


Andrea Thompson is an Oregonian, who has been a licensed and practicing massage therapist in the state since 1999. When she isn’t off traveling the world and offering FREE HUGS, she is busy working with her clients, offering a monthly Ecstatic Dance for BIPOC, and teaching classes about Menstrual Charting and Yoni Magic. In her practice, she specializes in modalities that bring a deep sense of awareness to her clients' bodies while tapping into their inherent healing capabilities. Her main focus is working with those that have uteruses to assist them in the process of attaining healthy menses and conception, as well as aiding them through the physical changes of pregnancy. She actively uses plant medicine for her own reproductive health and encourages others to do the same.

Batul True Heart (they/she) is a queer, two-spirit, indigenous, mestizx (Yaqui/Panamanian/Spanish) Curanderismo practitioner (plant person, people person, and prayer person), with an emphasis on moving stuck emotional winds or "aires". Batul is also an educator, speaker, and writer on the topics of ancestral reclamation and remembrance, and cultural responsibility. Initially losing their birthright identity before being divinely guided back to their ancestral ways, Batul has been walking a ceremonial, healing road for 14 years. Since 2016, Batul has been lead teacher of The Curanderx’s Toolkit class at Ancestral Apothecary in Ohlone Territory/Oakland, Ca. Batul has also recently completed 3 years of formal clinical herbalism studies with Ancestral Apothecary and is inspired to combine clinical intakes with ancestral healing practices. After growing up disconnected from their ancestral lineages, traditions, and medicines, and finding their way back home through the healing path of her ancestors, Batul's life's work is to usher and support people in general, and indigenous and queer folks in particular, to return to their ancestral roots, remembering who they truly are.

Brunem Warshaw: I am a clinical herbalist and wellness educator who weaves scientific and intuitive approaches together to support people in healing themselves with the assistance of plant medicines. I have been studying for over a decade and practicing professionally for 8 years. I am also a queer nonbinary femme with invisible disabilities who is descended from Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors. I'm invested in sharing knowledge and broadening access to a variety of wellness resources to my communities in particular; disabled, chronically ill, neurodiverse, queer, sex working, drug using/sober, trauma survivors, multiply marginalized, leftist organizers, and creative geniuses. My teachers have included the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and trained herbalist Lydia Bartholow (with a particular focus on trauma and addiction recovery), and Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. I am a 20 hour street medic and first aid educator after having done horizontal community organizing and teaching classes with other queer health care providers within the Rosehip Medic Collective for several years. I’m currently translating my workshop series on Herbal Support for Feminized Labor into online coursework.