Portia is a holistic and interdisciplinary healer, teacher, guide, ritualist, and channel. Her medicine path is one of remembering our wholeness. She works at the intersections of embodiment, expanded consciousness, creative expression, sacred activism, ancestral connection, and cultural healing.
Her blood lineage people are from the lands of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Western Europe. They migrated to Turtle Island in the mid 1700’s – and settled/colonized the traditional lands of the Shawnee and Cherokee peoples throughout the Appalachian region (now Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Georgia). Currently, she lives and loves in South Minneapolis, Minnesota – better known as the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) and Dakota (Sioux) peoples.
Portia is raced white and walks with insider privilege within the current culture (white/cis-passing/hetero-passing/able-bodied/thin) – and she committed to the ongoing process of dismantling oppressive power structures (internally and externally).
She (she/they) is a queer person (pan/ecosexual/nonbinary femme), a partner and mother, an independent musician, an animist, an eclectic witch, and a bridge for the Otherworld.
She works 1-on-1 with folx and holds group events through her private practice Tall Reeds Healing Arts, as well as teaches graduate courses through the Center of Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.
Simply put, her mission is to heal collective trauma and dis-ease by tending to how it is showing up for each of us individually. Her practice flows from the guiding principle of as within so without, as without so within. You can connect more with Portia at www.tallreedshealingarts.com.