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Susun Weed began investigating the benefits of herbal medicine in 1965 when she was pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede (the child of Susun and Southy Swede) and living in Manhattan. She has no official diplomas; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and subsequently left UCLA during her junior year. She continued to study herbalism and the issues surrounding women’s health independently with such herbalists as Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

In 1985 Weed wrote her first book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. It was published as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986, and is currently in print-April 2011. It was followed by Healing Wise in 1989, New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way in 1992, and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way in 1996. Weed is a regular contributing writer to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, and a featured columnist at SageWoman Magazine, a publication devoted to woman-centered spirituality.

In addition to her work as a writer, Ms. Weed offers an apprentice training program in which she oversees the work of students at her farm, teaches students via correspondence, and coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center near Woodstock, New York. Weed is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

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Tune in Friday, March 12, 11am to KFAI’s Catalyst:politcs & culture for an interview with curator SHERYL MOSELEY about the 17th annual WOMEN WITH VISION FILM FESTIVAL at WALKER ART CENTER.

Cathi Cinicola talks abour gender inequities in the U.S. health system for women of color, rural and low-income women—and the role Planned Parenthood plays in meeting basic healthcare needs.She also updates on the fight for women’s reproductive rights and fact-based sex ed on KFAI’s Catalyst Friday, Mar. 26, 11am.

Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga – The Essential Guide to Complete Mind/Body Fitness

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Health Notes Airs – Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Are you afraid of what you’ll discover if you really think about money?

Did you know that just understanding how you relate to money changes everything?

Would you like to change your relationship with money in one day?

The Women’s Wealth Summit, hosted by Venerable Women founder Dawn Morningstar, and taught by internationally renowned feng shui expert Carole Hyder, is an amazing opportunity for you to change old ideas into new understanding.

Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

Join the hosts of WomenSpeak:node/4077 for a special program Christmas Day on KFAI: A Very Indigenous Christmas II!

Babe Didrikson, Lorraine Hansberry and women who work to create social change join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit:node/89 on Thursday, March 20th from 7:30-8:30pm.

Beryl Greenberg and Charles Brin will read selections from the witty writings of the brilliant humorist, Woody Allen, on Wednesday’s Spoken Word:node/71, May 2nd, at 11AM.

Trú Rúts and KFAI present Words Will Heal The Wound 2007, a National Poetry Month celebration.

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