Founding Steward

kuwa jasiri squats facing a Plateau among desert plants and loose rocks. The one is wearing a pink off the shoulder long sleeve and red pants

—ANTHEM—

kuwa jasiri Indomela
the one + elle + beauty pronouns
Seed + Medicine + Birth Keeper
Founding Steward of Authentic Creations Artistic Apothecary

Artistic Apothecary is a labor of love sparked from the ones Solidarity work with the Indigenous Diné Nation. kuwa jasiri (first name) is shaped from the compassion, patient storytelling and cultural sharing of Diné Elders, and carries these ideals over to their work as a founding steward.

The one infiltrates able bodied, pale (white) and cis led spaces, advocating for more marginalized leadership and resource return (reparations + rematriation). Recurating foundational components such as inclusive agreements, accountability practices, affinity gatherings, and centering marginalized identities. The one excels at functioning as liaison to the privileged and challenging the status quo through advocacy and coaching while forming genuine relationships as a national organizer.

Storyteller + Wordsmith + Coach

The one engages in international writing and speaking opportunities that affirm People Of Heritage / People Of Culture / People Of The Global Majority. As a intersex, genderqueer, polysexual, Ghanaian, Cuban, Spanish, Zulu, Creole descendant the one is immersed in cultivating 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.

kuwa jasiri peer 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.

 

kuwa jasiri (the one) laughs while on the porch interacting with the container garden
kuwa jasiri (the one) laughs while on the porch interacting with the container garden

WRITINGS

And Still I Rise article in Seed Broadcast Journal

Art For Ourselves Performance Review

Beautifuly Brown, like me E-Zine

Botanical Anatomy E-Zine

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 part of Grow Together Musical

Less Talk More Money Play part of Grow Together Musical

MY ANCESTRAL GARDEN EMERGES in Seed Broadcast Journal

Orange Seed + I am a Seed Poems in Seed Broadcast Journal 

Remembering and Returning article in Seed Broadcast Journal

—> Reparations As Self Care Prose in Moonly Newsletter

Tale Of Weeping Aritcle in the 2018 EarthFirst! Journal

Tale of Weeping excerpt in Seed Broadcast 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: Sidney Drmay of Broken Pencil

S.A.P. Pressing Favourite Zines of 2020 List

—> Wild Wisdom Review + package unwrapping bY: Nyx of Sea Green Zines

—> Zine Maker Interview By: Angi Brzycki, Librarian III

ART

BIENNIAL TEASEL illustration and poem in Seed Broadcast Journal 

Fold a Seed Packet educational illustration in Seed Broadcast Journal 

Self Care Colouring Page in the 23rd ‘Pittsburgh’ Racial Justice Summit Zine

Watershed Educational illustrations in Seed Broadcast Journal 

kuwa jasiri wears a mask with jazz hands
kuwa jasiri has medium brown skin. Is wearing a blue and pink mask and a strappy black halter top and has arms raised with fingers separated and extended