Audio Interference 39: Harriet’s Apothecary

“To be healthy, or even to be seen as someone who deserves care, you have to look a very specific way, and those are ways that are often privileged in our society, so white, able-bodied, thin, rich…we believe that every person gets to have bodily autonomy and define for themselves: what does healing look like for me right now? what does health mean for me?”

In this episode of Audio Interference, we are speaking with folks from Harriet’s Apothecary, an intergenerational, gender nonconforming collective of healers, artists, health professionals, magicians and activists who are expanding the way we understand health. Speakers Adaku Utah, Naimah Efia Johnson and Beatrice Anderson talk about the legacy of healing, the connection between health and abolitionism, and the community healing spaces they create for people who identify as black, indigenous and people of color.
To learn more about Harriet’s Apothecary, visit their website at There you can find their oracle deck project, “365 days of affirming black life and amplifying black love”:
The music in this episode include “We are the Ones” by Sweet Honey in the Rock and “Funkadelic” by CSC Funk Band.
Produced by Interference Archive.