Brunem Warshaw is a clinical herbalist and wellness educator who weaves scientific and intuitive approaches together to support people in healing themselves with the assistance of plant medicines. They have been studying for over a decade and practicing professionally since 2012. Brunem is a queer nonbinary femme with invisible disabilities who is descended from Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestors.
Their teachers have included the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine (a science-based clinical program for which they now teach annually), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and trained herbalist Lydia Bartholow (with a particular focus on trauma and addiction recovery), and Karyn Sanders and Sarah Holmes at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine.
Brunem is also a 20 hour street medic and first aid educator after having done horizontal community organizing and teaching classes with other queer health care providers within the Rosehip Medic Collective for several years. Brunem’s passions include disability justice, polyvagal theory, and teaching herbalism classes from a disabled femme lens.
They live on occupied eastern Cherokee and Shawnee land in Nashville, TN and also provide distance-based consults to anyone within the United States. Their long-term vision is to help run a multimodality low-barrier teaching clinic. Brunem loves networking with other care providers and educators of various kinds.