atalanta sungurov was brought to plant medicine through their deep love and comfort in the wild world while simultaneously navigating support due to chronic illness and disability. They grew up in relationship to land, seeking refuge amongst the trees and plants, and weave together their kinship with nature and love of community organizing as a collective member of Finca Luna Búho. As a white disabled trans parent and part of an immigrant family, these experiences deeply shape how they are present in movement and change work. Their background includes international reparations and labor solidarity, national organizing, disability justice, abolition, antiracist organizing, gender expansive and awareness trainings, non hierarchical parenting, and other solidarity work. They are a practicing community herbalist rooted in collective care.
They make small-batch thoughtfully harvested elixirs, salves, teas & potions. In practicing collective care, a big part of the work they do is working to provide access to land & plant medicine solidarity, especially for queer, BIPOC, disabled and immigrant communities, integrating ecological & healing justice and mutual healing of ourselves & the planet. Dedicated to providing accessible medicine, they make an effort to follow models of sliding scale and trade, as well as slinging wears to support their family. Their herbals are brewed with consciousness and dreams of creating medicine in an effort to support collective liberation in their interactions with the world around them.
When not engaging in community work, atalanta sungurov can be found Ooooing and awing over moss and endless sweet intimate moments like usnea encased in ice, looking off into the sky pondering the secret world of mycelium, making friends with ravens, getting muddy and making meals over a fire in the woods, or snuggling loved ones (including cats or possums), while they dream of being tiny and held in the dreamy embrace of rose petals.