The Orchid Forest: Connecting with our Queer & Trans Ancestors Through Plant Spirit Medicine
[Presentation & Publication: Workshop]
What is the living world desiring to share with us?
An informative and creative workshop led by Star Feliz. Together we learned about herbs and flower essences for queer embodiment, explored the spectrums of gender & sexual expression within our lineages, and practiced intuitive skills to connect with the spirit of ancestral plants.
About the Host
Star Feliz (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and medicine person born and raised in Lenapehoking, aka New York City, with roots in Ayiti, aka Dominican Republic. Entangled across the mediums of sculptural installation, time-based media, and book forms, their work explores earth-based pathways for disarming apparatuses of violence and their cycles of trauma. After almost ten years of studying and practicing community-based herbalism, Star is currently sharing their medicine under the self-started project of Botánica Cimarrón. Their formulas are unique stories that weave together the past, present, and future of Caribbean folk healing to bring living systems back into alignment. Under the moniker of Priestusssy they create experimental devotional music.