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.
→ 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
—> 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