Suhaly Bautista-Carolina [she/her], Moon Mother, is an AfroQuisqueyan herbalist, artist, educator, and community organizer. Her work lives intentionally at the intersection of plant power and people power and is lovingly guided in collaboration with her community. She is a graduate of the Sacred Vibes Apothecary spiritual herbalism apprenticeship, and continues in the legacy, art, and tradition of spiritual herbalism.
In 2018, Suhaly founded Moon Mother Apothecary, a practice and offering of heart-centered, moon-powered medicines created in the traditional wisdom and knowledge of her ancestors. She has hosted plant medicine-making workshops with organizations including Gossamer, The Wing, Creative Time, Weeksville Heritage Center, The Museum of the City of New York, Ethel’s Club, The Highline, and Fotografiska Museum and has guided immersive plant sessions at the 2019 and 2020 NYC Spiritual Herbalism Conferences.
The Moon Mother is a proud member of United Plant Savers, Herbalists Without Borders, and Queer Healers. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, and Nylon Magazine, among others. The Moon Mother is living + loving in Brooklyn, on Lenape and Canarsee land, with her wife and their baby girl, Luna.