By Sarah Fiorello

image of Taylor with flowers

“Raeflower Holistics was birthed from a dream to reinvigorate community connection with the land and its medicine. Taylor Rae, Founder of Raeflower Holistics, is a practicing clinical herbalist, herbal educator, storyteller, and potter whose work centers Black herbal land traditions.”

jars of medicinal herbs

Taylor Rae is dedicated to preserving and honoring Black and Indigenous herbal traditions, fostering healing relationships between people and plants. Through her educational efforts, she works to restore narratives of historic connections with nature that have been overlooked or erased, emphasizing the agency and empowerment of Black individuals in relation to plants. Taylor Rae rekindles ancestral knowledge and encourages a profound appreciation for the healing power of plants within Black communities.

Visit the Raeflower Holistics website or follow @theraeflower

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