peace, everyone. my name is florea shelby.
this is a space where i offer tools of clarity and inspiration to my community. plant medicine, intuitive reflections and anti-colonial research are the foundations of my practice.
i birthed creationsbyflorea in the fall of 2017, beginning in my dorm room making small batches of facial serums. since then it has expanded beyond the natural skincare realm; you can expect to find ritual oils, cleansing mists and other energetic offerings, as well as irregular e-newsletters, personal reflections and ethnographies of decolonized plant medicinal practices. my training as a gender and race critical anthropologist has inspired me to represent people of color and plant medicine in academia. i aim to center colonized people in my research and personal practice.
as i continue experiencing my potential, i hope to be of service to the people; community, togetherness and relationships are the most important aspects of this human experience. i am committed to the integrity of my products, and upholding the integrity of plant medicine itself. read more about my commitments and intentions here.
currently residing on stolen piscataway & pamunkey land.