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Pleasure Plants: Botanicals for Beauty and Self-Love With Sade Musa

A brown skinned woman holding up a piece of cleveland sage.
Image description: Photograph of a brown skinned, curly-haired woman looking toward the camera, smiling slightly. She is wearing a hat and glasses and holding up a piece of cleveland sage, a plant with purple flowers. Blurred green foliage is in the background.

I believe with my whole heart that healing work is the key to Black liberation. For years, I have explored how herbal healing practices have been central to Black freedom movements; how plants have been– and could be– used to resist our oppression, claim bodily autonomy, and cultivate resilience. Whenever we use herbs, whether to help us rest or glorify our sacred selves, we celebrate the legacies of our ancestors — honoring them and evoking their protection. My dream for the future is that Black herbal communities will continue to grow and grow.

Sade Musa

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Event Description

Throughout history, plants have held an honored place in self-care practices, and today, our plant ancestors can still teach us much about loving ourselves. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make herbal oils, facial clay masks, and sheet masks, featuring African herbs and foods that have long been used for beautification, increasing vitality, and cultivating inner joy.

Who Is This Event For?

This class is for anyone interested in deepening their pleasure practices, as well as those exploring African healing traditions.

Event Goals, Hopes, & Outcomes

Participants will learn about plants of African use or origin, and how to make herbal beauty products they can use to love up on themselves.

Event Length

2 hours

Event Date and Time

Thursday, October 22, 5-7 PM PT

How to Register

Dear Reclaim UGLY Family, we love all of you. However, this event is only for Black people. Thank you for supporting us to love and nurture each other in private. For other ways to get involved, check out our sacred emergent gathering spaces and join our mailing list for upcoming events.

Register directly on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleasure-plants-botanicals-for-beauty-and-self-love-with-sade-musa-registration-126035984021

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Presenter Bio

Sade Musa is the founder of ROOTS OF RESISTANCE, an educational project that seeks to help folks reclaim healing ways interrupted by colonization, to disrupt narratives which invisibilize Afro diasporic contributions to medicine, and bring attention to health disparities and other forms of health injustice. ROR operates under the belief that bodily autonomy and culturally relevant medical care are essential, and that learning to heal ourselves is a liberatory praxis of self-determination and resistance. ROR is dedicated to helping historically looted communities advocate for their wellbeing, access quality healthcare, and to find alternatives if western healing models fail them. Through ROR she offers donation-based and sliding scale community herbal classes and consultation, leads free plant walks, operates an apothecary, and donates medicine to various grassroots wellness programs.

“My goal as a teacher is to create the learning experience I would want as a student: a safe and affirming space for Black folks to (re)connect with their healing ways and each other. Which is why I am delighted to be part of Black Healing October, a magical healing project devoting an entire month to Black healing — for us, and by us.”


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