Meet Our Healers-in-Residence

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Malaya "The Baddest Witch" Obatinuke

Malaya "The Baddest Witch" Obatinuke is a Black Girl Magic practitioner from Cleveland, OH and the Creatrix of the Honeypot Hangout, an institute that explores ancient spiritual systems to support the healing and empowerment of primarily Black & Brown people as an act of revolution. She is a devotee of the ancient Yoruba spiritual tradition Ifa and a member of the Sweet Wata Collective- Egbe Oshun under the guidance of Iyalosa Olaomi Oshunyemi Akalatunde.

She is a professional tarot reader, a gift that she inherited from her the matriarch in her family Delores "Mama Lodie" Goodwin, iba t'orun. Malaya now teaches classes on the power of the moon, from an anthropological perspective, as a way to heal and grow.


Richael Faithful

Richael Faithful (they/them) is a folk healer and multidisciplinary cultural worker from the African diaspora tradition of the U.S. South, conjure. They claim Black feminist intuitive/spiritual knowledge as technology and believe that love politic can liberate us at soul and societal levels.

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Tracey L. Rogers

Tracey L. Rogers is an activist, professional Astrologer and certified Life Coach serving clients throughout the DMV, nationally and abroad. With extensive knowledge of Western astrological thought and traditions, Tracey has been studying the stars for over 20 years. As a Leo who understands the importance of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and being completely authentic, Tracey's practice of Astrology is interwoven with Life Coaching techniques that provide clients with a fully encompassing approach to empowered living.

Tracey’s work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, O – The Oprah Magazine, Other Words DC, Rebelle Society, Sasstrology, Sesi Magazine and The Horoscope Junkie. She is also a featured guest on nationally syndicated radio, including the Russ Parr Morning Show and Dee Dee In The Morning.


Jessica Gray

Jessica is a intuitive healer and creative who loves working with her hands. She loves to study metaphysics and also help others demystify building a personal spiritual practice and make healing accessible to all. 

Jessica founded Ascent Mind + Body Co. - a shop with products created and curated to uplift the mind, body and spirit - in January 2018.

When she is not busy creating for Ascent, Jessica loves to travel, vibe to good music and make magical meals in the kitchen to share with family and friends.

Jessica is a Reiki II Practitioner with the Usui Holy Fire III placement. She is based in Washington, DC.