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February 2, 2021 61 mins

Colah rings in the Negro New Year aka Black History Month with her Soil Cousins Kamili and Derek from The Plant Kiki to (hilariously) highlight Botanical Black History Figure Dr. Marie Clark Taylor. Tune into the 'Bustin Down Botanical Black History' episode of the Plant Kiki for the whole conversation.

We continue our conversation with Alexander Hardy in the pre-quel from 2020 when he first became a proud plant dad. The theme of mental health prevailed as Alex candidly delved into first experiences with depression during his residence in Panama (land of his grandmother). We learn more about his struggles with homelessness in NYC while becoming a mental health advocate and striving to find a home of his own to feel safe enough to become a plant parent. Since we went deep on mental health and understand that some of our Soil Cousins may be in need of resources to get through thangs please consider these links provided by Alex:

💚BlackLine: 24/7 hotline to support, affirm and provide healing to folks who are most impacted by systemic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens 1(800)604-5841
💚 A national directory of lines by state, generally operated by those who’ve experienced trauma themselves and are in recovery.

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🧑🏾‍🏫On Dr. Marie Clark Taylor

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