Botanarchy Interviewed on the De Lune Journal

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“Radical feminist healthcare is oriented towards freeing us from a reliance upon medicines + institutions that are exploitive of natural resources and the body en masse. Radical feminist healthcare cultivates and values receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety, refusing to measure health by our ability to work harder, work longer, make more money, increase our sexual potency, feel better with less sleep, compete with each other, and push beyond our means and capacity.”

Chatting with the women of Botanarchy’s favorite menstrual advocacy brand De Lune about autonomy, inner authority, Taoism, and the tenants of radical feminist healthcare today on the De Lune Journal. De Lune is a clinic favorite (their PMS Chocolates get more fondles on my apothecary shelves than any other product up there, and rightfully so!), and I couldn’t be more thrilled to commune with them over our shared interest in menstrual health + compassionate medicine. Check the interview out here!

Ladies Who Launch with Botanarchy

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If you’ve ever been curious about what it’s like to run a business guided by plants + tao, mosey on over to the Beyond Yoga Blog for their ‘Ladies Who Launch’ interview with Botanarchy. Like any proper Anarcha Taoist, I fumble over embracing the nomenclature ‘female entrepreneur’, but hey, it would make my mama proud (1st generation er’rythang over here), and I think it’s important to show teenage Carolyn and teenage everyone that if you apply the principles of humanism, integrity, and respect for the flow of the natural world to the charnel grounds of late-capitalism, it can grow something beautiful + beneficial for all beings through the putrid sludge and toxic miasma. #runonsentence forever and ever.

In building Botanarchy, I looked to the same masters that I consult for guidance when mending the suffering soma + souls of my patients: the balanced beauty of the biome, the communal poetry of the boreal forest… bacteria, mycelium, trees + plants. Their models of collectivism, adaptability, resilience, and regeneration work for running a business, as well as restoring homeostasis to a life out of balance.

Also, public service announcement: ‘wellness’ is shadow work, and most certainly NOT about drinking kale smoothies in a bikini.

Botanarchy’s Radical Feminist Healthcare Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

I don’t think there’s a one size fits all approach to medicine,” says Carolyn Barron confidently, as we sip jiaogoulong tea in her sunny, Los Angeles office. Barron is the co-founder of Botanarchy, a radical healthcare clinic whose mission is simply to supply “botanical medicine for body autonomy”. The chic, white jumpsuit that Barron sports in lieu of a white lab coat is an apt metaphor for her disruptive perspective, one that eschews traditional Western medicine in a manner that has become increasingly important as healthcare (especially women’s healthcare) comes under fire.

“I think of this as a feminist model of healthcare– but one that’s open to all genders,” Barron continues. “When I say ‘feminist model,’ I mean it’s separate from that patriarchal, old guard [world] of medicine, where it’s disease-driven, dogma-laden, and kind of shaming– shaming of choice, shaming of autonomy, shaming of lifestyle. It’s a more intuitive approach that’s individualistic and treats the root causes of disease instead of doing symptom management,” she explains. “It focuses on autonomy, choice, and teaching patients how to change their own life and their own health,” she continues. “The idea is that they will go on and pass that on to their family, their community.
— Garden Collage Magazine
Carolyn Barron

Boundless gratitude to Garden Collage Magazine for interviewing this Botanarchist on body autonomy, botanical medicine, and how feminist models of healthcare are the future of sustainable medicine. Read the full article here.

Photos by the resplendent @mollybeauchemin

Botanarchy on 'That's So Retrograde'!

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Thank you to the budding Botanarchist babes of @soretrograde for having me on their podcast this week!  Such a pleasure to while away the afternoon discussing Botanarchy and how to 're-wild' medicine by waking up to the wonders of internal and external nature, reminding ourselves of our ferocious latent powers and reconnecting with the seeds of our quieted magic. If you long to hear me natter on about dismantling cultural conditioning and accessing our true natures through traditional Chinese medicine, have a gander on iTunes or the That's So Retrograde website!

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Spring Clearing + Manifestation Workshop with Hypnosis + Esoteric Acupuncture

Our Spring Clearing and Manifestation Workshop at @wmn_space was featured in @gardencollage magazine!

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This Sunday 3/26 from 4p-6p

Link in bio for sign ups and more details. Hope to see you there, dear ones!

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This two-hour workshop will offer deep active meditation and sacred geometry acupuncture (an esoteric acupuncture pattern) to “support an energetic reset and prepare for the spring season” to “assist you in recognizing your personal life path, and in doing so… bring clarity to setting goals and making life decisions”.

Sacred Geometry Acupuncture, for those new to the craft, is a very special, bespoke form of healing. From the event listing: “This pattern and active meditation was designed to open doors that previously seemed closed, allowing you to unlock and release that which is ‘stuck’ in your energetic body, psyche, and spirit. This treatment helps you change the core programming that is affecting your life and your body, allowing you to manifest a new sense of self. This group workshop is designed to help anyone who wants to create change and be in the flow of their daily life. The active meditation tools provided will support you in creating a sense of serenity. When you flow with transformation, you can genuinely feel empowered, stronger, and authentically happier. All issues are welcome!”