Suhaly Bautista-Carolina (she/they/we/us) is an Afro-Dominican herbalist, artist, cultural worker, and community organizer whose work lives intentionally at the intersection of plant power and people power. Through her practice, Moon Mother Apothecary, Bautista-Carolina centers care, collective wisdom, and ancestral legacy, while creating spaces of agency to facilitate healing. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Cosmo, People en Español, and Nylon Magazine, among others. She is based in her native home of New York City (Lenapehoking), where she lives with her partner and their baby girl, Luna. She speaks English and Spanish.
I’ve always wondered where the myth of the “nature-starved city kid” originated. Who first penned the story about urbanites who are chronically disconnected from their natural environments, and how has this parable persisted into the present day?
August 4, 2023