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Alé Abreu and Ganesha Gold Buffalo will discuss “Land and Body.”

Reclaiming plant medicine & Birthwerq for Trans & Queer People of Color. Together we will explore and talk about our personal journey’s & how they intersect with indigenous teachings, ancestral wisdom, our bodies, and the expanse of our environment. We will prepare a plant essence & create a collective altar. Participants are encouraged to bring an item to place into the altar to charge with the collective energy and take home afterward.

Alé Abreu (They/She, Afro-Lenca) is a two-spirit curanderismo ritualist, artist, plant medicine maker, and indigenous birth worker. They are the creative director of performance art collaborative Hijx de Su Madre, plant medicine maker, birth doula, & ritualist for Abre Caminos, & one of the indigenous healrs for Canoe Journey Hebalists. She currently offers cultural consultations, host ceremonies, ritual performances, and curates healing spaces in the Duwamish, Puyalup, Nisqually, Squaxin areas and beyond. Learn more about Alé at @Hijxdesumadre, @Abre_Caminos, @Canoejourneyherbalists.

Ganesha believes in the limitless capacity of humanity to destroy and heal itself in breakable cycles. In this way, it sees all pain and imbalance as an opportunity to cultivate more balance and right relationship with one another, the land, and Spirit. As a disabled Afro-indigenous (Black/African, Tsalagi, German), Two-Spirit, Intersex, Non-binary Trans Womxn; it understands how trauma via  colonial and patriarchal violence works by locking us in those cycles, and that breaking them can be as simple as making the decision to heal.

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