The Calling. Connection! Roots. Burn out. Re-rooting.

In this story clip, I share about building a healing arts practice (Rootwork). I share back as a geographer / holistic practitioner / Blaxicana.

If you’re exploring how to build and be well, join me. Fellow POC soulpreneurs, soulful academics, and/or makers, tune in. More to come! Get the e-letter for updates.

P.S. about 11 minutes, starting with a mini-meditation. Breathe with me . . .


I work roots! ancestral roots, root causes, root chakras, plant roots, root down with community…

Welcome, welcome. I’m a healing arts practitioner and geographer. I hold space and do community-rooted research, guide trainings and consult with organizations. Always at the crossroads of food / healing / justice / reclaiming (radical) joy. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020), I’m reimagining “health” with other community builders from around the country.


My roots guide the work. As a Blaxicana, I’m inspired by African-American rootwomen, Xicana and Mexicana curanderas, and healer-scholars who have long practiced community health: spirit, mind, body, and earth. Ancestors and intuition guide my path and practice, along with these writings and many teachers. (For more on training and learning, visit my virtual CV).


Along with solo projects, I partner with people of color-led organizations and justice-grounded groups. Since 2008, I’ve facilitated meditation and healing arts. For art and research, I lift up Black geographies of food and healing, holistic and indigenous medicine, and alternative economies.


Keep in touch! Every full moon (or so) I send an e-letter with reflections, meditations, recent publications, and more. Join here.

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A few past and present partners. Click to witness their works!




“The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains”

- Gloria Anzaldúa