Lauren (they/them) is a current Starr King School for the Ministry 3rd year student pursuing both their MASC and Masters of Divinity degrees. They received their BA in Psychology and Biology from Denison University in Granville, OH, and grew up in Southern, OH (Cincinnati); the land of the Miami Peoples, one of the many indigenous nations in the area. Their central pursuit and passion have always been deep inquiry and curiosity involved in the underlying understanding of who we are and what it takes to remember who we are at a spiritual/metaphysical, mental, and physical level at the intersections of socialized inherent and formulated constructs towards healing and transformation. Lauren is openly in 12 step recovery and uses this lens of spiritual development to break the normative boundaries of healing with Spirit, ritual weaving, and creative facilitation work. Their spiritual background like the African diasporic reflections touches many traditions from Earth-Based spaces and traditional indigenous ceremonies to modern and traditional metaphysical connections in astrology, tarot, channeling, mediumship, and esoteric mysticisms. They are also involved in social restorative antiracism justice work for their full-time work and live on the land of the Ohlone People in Berkeley, CA. Other identities they use to filter their work through are Black, Queer, Non-Binary, Trans-Masculine, more than human. .grandchild of the great migration, wanderer.