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Luana Morales

Neighborhood Salon Luminary

Luana Morales is a Birth and Bereavement Doula, Midwife, Circle keeper, Spiritual Coach, Officiant, Reiki Master Teacher, and Herbal Apprentice devoted to reclaiming our birth, death, and Afro-Indigenous healing practices. She creates containers that support reflection, experimentation, healing, learning, collaboration, and joy for our individual and collective liberation, be it through individual sessions, group facilitation, workshops, or retreats. Prior to her current work as a full-time healing arts practitioner and facilitator, she dedicated 18 years to working in human services with individuals in a variety of settings, including residential long-term treatment, outpatient, and supportive housing with individuals and families struggling with mental health issues, trauma, addiction, chronic health conditions, and homelessness. She also dedicated 11 years to community-based parenting education, supporting families affected by substance abuse, mental illness, and trauma. In 2017, she founded Seeds of Our Ancestors, a mobile interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and multi-lineage healing squad.

I have been so excited about building relationships with the amazing members of my cohort beyond our shared experience. I am here to bear witness to the stories in these walls and objects.

— Luana Morales

During her time as a Neighborhood Salon Luminary, Luana has collaborated to design programming inspired by our special exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry. She has also collaborated on producing several of our events, such as Neighborhood Nights, Third Thursdays, and Opening Our Doors Day.

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