Sep 2, 2019
In episode 6, Laura interviews Jennifer Patterson, a breathwork facilitator and trauma-informed herbalist. She is a grief worker who uses plants, breath, & words to explore survivorhood, body(ies), and healing. In this interview, Jennifer talks about her healing processs with Iboga and LSD, as well as queerness, surviving child abuse, trichotillomania, and cultural appropriation of Indigenous people's entheogenic practices. She is the editor of the incredible collection of essays: Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti- Violence Movement (2016). You can find her on Instagram @corpusritual or at her website: http://ofthebody.net/
Here is a link to the article discussed in the episode, about Shipibo healers organizing in resistance to spiritual extractivism: https://amazonwatch.org/news/2018/0906-in-the-declaration-of-yarinacocha-shipibo-healers-organize-to-resist-spiritual-extractivism
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Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!