Who is behind this newsletter?

Alchemist—defined as a person who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process.

At my core – I am a creative alchemist. I know how to curate a beautiful experience out of seemingly nothing. And as a spiritual herbalist, it brings me great joy to invite others to the alchemical process in partnership with plant allies and through the tools of embodiment, storytelling, and meditation.

I contain and create multitudes. My healing work in the community mirrors my collective creative work.  As a storyteller and cultural activist, I believe that media, art, and culture can be used as powerful tools for empowerment and healing. An archive of my published reviews, critiques, & explorations of cultural works can be seen at my site, Culture Notes by Khayla

Why subscribe?

A Cup of Tea and Jams blends together my deep appreciation in the healing offerings of music, stories, and herbs. In each issue, expect a soulful experience full of life musings, plant medicine, and music.

Subscribe if you love discovering new music and are curious about alternative paths to healing–particularly through plant medicine.

Subscribers will receive:

  1. Personal stories and the reflective exercises  

  2. Curated spotify playlists 

  3. Insight on plants and herbal medicine


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A soulful experience of life musings, plant medicine, and music. Have some tea and jam with me.


Alchemist. Storyteller. Medicine Woman. Music Lover. Cultural Worker. Sister. Friend. Daughter.