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Stephanie Rose Bird

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Introducing WRITERS!

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author of 5 books including Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo and Conjuring with Herbs, A Healing Grove: African Tree Remedies and Rituals for Body and Spirit, and The Big Book of Soul: The Ultimate Guide to the African American Spirit; legends and lore, music and mysticism, recipes and rituals. She is a member of the American Botanical Council's Herb Research Society, the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (Black Midwives and Healers), and the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy as well as the Authors Guild. She graduated with honors from Temple University, Tyler School of Art and received an MFA from the University of California San Diego. Bird won a Senior Fulbright Scholar Award and through that award she did field work in anthropology in Australia with various groups of Australian Aboriginal people. More recently she has been studying Gullah culture in South Carolina. As an artist she has won numerous grants, fellowships and scholarships including a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, a San Diego Opportunity Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Faculty Enrichment Grant and funding from the Australian-American Educational Foundation. She taught Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has held herbal workshops at the Chicago Botanic Gardens as well as Garfield Conservatory. Bird conducts workshops across the country in herbalism, magickal herbalism, hoodoo, aromatherapy and herb crafting.