kuwa jasiri Indomela
the one + ellx + beauty pronouns
Seed + Medicine + Birth Keeper
Founding Steward of Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary
Authentic Creations is a labor of love sparked from the ones Solidarity work with the Indigenous Diné Nation. kuwa jasiri (first name) is shaped from the compassionate, patient storytelling and cultural sharing of Diné Elders.
The one infiltrates able bodied, pale (white) and cis led spaces advocating space for us marginalized folks and resource return (reparations + rematriation). The one re-curates foundational components including inclusive agreements, accountability practices, affinity gatherings, centering marginalized identities, liaisoning with the privileged, challenging the status quo through advocacy, coaching while forming genuine relationships as a national organizer.
The one engages in international writing and speaking opportunities that affirm People Of Heritage / People Of Culture / People Of The Global Majority. As a genderqueer, Ghanaian, Cuban, Spanish, Zulu, Creole descendant the one is immersed in recultivating their Ancestral traditions and is passionate about Seed stewardship and native Seed dispersal to offer wellness and rest to the Land, Watershed and the Original Seedkeepers.
Wordsmith + Spirit Tinder
kuwa jasiri self studied wild foods becoming inspired to apprentice with Retired Midwife Daphne SingingTree at her home apothecary EagleTree Herbs. A graduate of the dynamic and ever evolving People Of Heritage Herbal Freedom School where we center our wellness stories and medicines. Currently enrolled in Seed Seva with Rowen White.
→ Art For Ourselves Performance Review
→ Community Agreements co-curator for Cooperative Gardens Commission
→ Finding My Place Among The Resistors in Fierce Together Zine
→ FROM SLAVE TO COLONIZER: A COMPLEX JOURNEY OF RETURN Article in the Beauty Of Black Creation magainze.
→ Honouring The Cycles Of Life Play
→ Less Talk More Money Play
→ MY ANCESTRAL GARDEN EMERGES in Seed Broadcast Journal
—> Reparations As Self Care Prose in Moonly Newsletter
→ Tale Of Weeping Aritcle in the 2018 EarthFirst! Journal
ALBUMS + VIDEOS + PODCASTS
→ Ask a Sista Farmer Episode #26 with Soul Fire Farm
→ Bring About Equality Album 2
—> Community Zines Video by: kuwa jasiri Indomela
—> Land Reparations Breeze Block with Christin and kuwa jasiri
→ Lift Every Voice And Sing, an anthem for the descendants of African slaves
→ Secure Big Pockets Album 1
→ You Know Me Album 3
→ Artistic Apothecary Youtube Channel
REVIEWS + INTERVIEWS
→ DINÉ: OUR SURVIVAL IS BOUND TO THEIRS by: of Broken Pencil
—> Zine Maker Interview By: ,
→ Self Care Colouring Page in the 23rd ‘Pittsburgh’ Racial Justice Summit Zine