i work from the root! ancestral roots, root causes, root chakras, plant roots, root down with community…
Welcome! I’m a ceremonykeeper, cultural rootworker, and geographer. At this very moment, I’m reimagining “health” with fellow community builders as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020). You can also find me growing Rootwork, a holistic practice.
This is ancestor work! As a Blaxicana (African-American and Xicana), I’m inspired by African-American rootwomen, Xicana/Mexicana curanderas, and healer-scholars who have long supported community health and healing: spirit, mind, body, and earth.
Since 2008, I’ve facilitated meditation and ceremony with communities of color. For community-based art and research, I focus broadly on holistic medicine, alternative and cooperative economies, and Black geographies of food, gardening, and healing.