Branch & Bone Medicine Show
By Lola Venado
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Hosted by Lola Venado, this podcast is intended to serve as a connection and support to those whose Medicine stories often go unheard, and to be a platform dedicated to spotlighting and amplifying the underrepresented voices of multi-cultural people of color doing their work in the modern communities of herbalism, magick, or other healing and creative arts. These are stories shared with the intention of community building, cultivating interconnectedness, and honoring the offerings of these folks as the worthy works of resiliency and reclamation that they are.
||ExplicitAsha Frost: Anishinaabe Medicine Woman // Ep. 11||Asha Frost is an Anishinaabe woman from Neyaashiinigmiing, the Cape Croker First Nation community in Ontario, Canada. She is a Medicine Woman, Mentor, and Visionary who believes that we heal when we awaken to the beautiful medicine that we carry within.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSen Elias: Root Doctor + Witch // Ep. 10||Sen Elias of Crescent City Conjure in New Orleans. From a very young age, Sen could feel the tug of magic calling him to practice the occult. During his journeys, he has studied European Witchcraft, Southern Folk Magic, and Western Hermeticism; he is an||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAysen Farag: Indigenous Medicine Woman // Ep. 9||Aysen Farag of Earth Dreams Totems in Toronto, Canada. Aysen, whose name means “Moonlight Reflected on the Water”, is an Egyptian-Sudanese medicine woman, an herbalist, plant spirit worker, and ceremony leader. She was born into a long lineage of in||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPilar Mejia: Healing Mentor + Slayer of Domestications // Ep. 8||Pilar Mejia of I Heal Myself to Heal the World, a space where she writes to share about her healing journey as a mestiza woman from the lands we call Mexico. Her space is not about enlightenment or sharing fake spirituality. She says, "I don’t do||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRenée Lopez: Photographer + Lifestyle Bruja // Ep. 7||Renée Lopez, of Miss Lopez Media, is a photographer and lifestyle bruja. A brown woman of color, originally from Yakima in Central Washington, Renée moved to Portland in 2006 for a fresh start, but after a few years she began recognizing the long-stan||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlexis J. Cunningfolk: Intersectional Herbalist + Witch // Ep. 6||Alexis J. Cunningfolk, of Worts + Cunning Apothecary, is an intersectional herbalist, witch, and weaver of remedies. As a queer non-binary womxn of mix-d heritage, she revels in the powerful intersections of ancestral wisdom, social justice, and plant h||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeren Nicole: Artist + Energy Guide // Ep. 5||Teren Nicole is a mixed-race woman living in San Francisco. She is a hairstylist by trade, and a writer, artist and energy guide by divine blueprint. Teren is able to feel, see, move, channel and transmute energy for the earth, other people and herself||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNavi Gill: Ayurvedic Alchemist + Spiritual Rebel // Ep. 4||Navi Gill is a Holistic Wellness educator, Ayurvedic Therapist, bodyworker, Lifestyle Consultant, and a Certified Yoga Teacher and Life Skills Coach. Her journey began as a child when she found herself immersed in books on healing, travel, astronomy,||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGregory Dorado: Dance Maker + Artist // Ep. 3||Gregory Dorado is a dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and director of new original performance works and films. He is a graduate of The California Institute of the Arts and founder of SHIFT, a performance collective. His performance and film work inc||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaomi Doe Moody: Mystic + Self-healing Helper // Ep. 2||Naomi Doe Moody is a multi-racial mystic living off grid with her family in a yurt at a small herbal school in Vermont. She is humbly grateful to incorporate the wisdom and guidance she receives from her teachers, mentors, allies & ancestors. It is to t||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction // Branch & Bone Medicine Show: Ep. 1||Welcome to the introductory episode of the Branch & Bone Medicine Show podcast with Lola Venado. In this short episode I offer an outline of what my focus is with this podcast, and share a bit of a background story, and a little bit about me.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent and inspiring
Lola is wonderful at drawing out of her guests’ personal stories. So refreshing and insightful.
Offerings of truths
Lola provides a space to hear such powerful testimonials of an inspirational collection of healers, practicioners, artist, activist and community members.
Rooted and informed perspectives of plant medicines in different cultures
It’s so refreshing to hear the voice of a Bruja Latinx & POC showing up to the plant medicine community with respect for all that is. Thanks for the intersectional questions and content grounded in tradition.