Roots Salve is dedicated to the radical healing of people in Black and Brown bodies. We acknowledge the role white supremacy culture has played and continues to play in thrusting us into a perpetual state of survival. We acknowledge that we continue to live in spaces where dangers are present, requiring individual and collective acts of resistance, as we heal, love, and play. We recognize that narratives of strength, grit, and resiliency often serve to perpetuate capitalistic exploitation and that Black and Brown bodies deserve peace, rest, joy, and ease. 

We affirm that we are not defined by our productivity or how well we adhere to standards not defined by us or for us. We are committed to rootwork, understanding that the "master's tools will never dismantle the master's house" and that the pathway to our liberation lies in our own ancestral wisdom.

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”


Your most authentic self - Your core values - Your ancestral wisdom - Your dignity & integrity - Your Community


White supremacy - Patriarchy - Heternormativity - Identity-based Prescriptions - Identity-based Proscriptions


Your Relationships - Your Career - Your view of Success - Your Lifestyle - Your Liberation