Biographylara pacheco (they/them/she/her) is a Taíno, Latinx mamita that believes part of our collective liberation is accessed through decolonizing ourselves and weaving into the web of ancestral medicine. Lara directly works through this realm with plants, fungi, puppets, music and dance. When not caring for their family, land and creatures, Lara runs Atabey Medicine of Seed and
Thistle Apothecary, an educational resource that centers Queer, Trans and Gender fluid Black and Indigenous voices within herbalism. In connection with their Taino roots, lara is a behike training with the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle and also a Qi gong student with the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School and a student with POCA Tech Liberation Acupuncture program to further help bring access to care for everyone.