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Welcome you, Divine Being!

Be radical, bold, sensitive, explorative, curious, and empowered.

Be you in a world that tells you to be someone else. Fight for that. That is liberation.

-Jaee Honey Sumter
a divine-human. just like you

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Janae’ “Jaee” Sumter (they/them) is a migrating folk artist, curator, life coach, event organizer, hoodoo practitioner, and educator from New Orleans, LA, and based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Jaee is a descendant of deep roots Gullah, Native, and Creole roots and has migrated to Houston, Atlanta, New York, China, and California. 

Jaee's richly diverse multidisciplinary artistry embraces intergenerational bridging, global sovereignty, environmental justice, cultural/historic preservation, community and legacy building, and whole-person learning that provides pathways towards liberation and social-emotional understanding around systemic and equitable gaps. Through their artistic approaches to liberation, Jaee is an Arts Integration Educator, Community Organizer, Archivist, Event Planner, Curator, Goal Setting Coach, Herbalist, Sacred Energy Healer, Hoodoo Practitioner, Creative Entrepreneur, and Crop Grower who uses education and the creative cultural arts to uproot racial and health systemic injustice and disparities. Jaee builds directly with underserved Black, Indigenous, and creators and organizations of color and inclusive partners in the U.S. and Internationally to replant seeds of empowerment that nurture solutions towards interdependence. 

 

Jaee obtained their Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and their Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Practices from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, focusing on Community Arts & Social Justice. Their healing arts and justice work activates ancestral demystification, sustainability through sacred practice, and ecological learning that fights for food security and works to end global poverty. 

Their work actualizes in real-time through developing creative learning projects and programs that integrate art and culture through the lens of land preservation that builds practical solutions. Their philosophy is that building solutions together uplifts community collaboration and ancestral connection that acts as a guiding light toward initiating socio-political awareness around decolonizing colonized philosophies that create interpersonal inequities.

 

   Jaee has an expanding diverse six-year teaching background working with K-12 and adults in traditional and nontraditional educational environments within and beyond the U.S. Their teaching includes Visual and Community Arts, Cultural Arts, English, and Arts Integration. That includes public, charter, boarding, international, and community schools as well as shelters, service centers, and freedom forest schools, within and beyond through their community arts and wellness education program, Asé O. They believe education, skill and personal development, mindset reprogramming and cultural storytelling are significant pathways toward liberation, equitability, sustainability, and legacy sustainment.

As the founder and human vessel of Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary, a divine-led community creative agency, their wholistic sacred work manifests through integrating extensive creative-based healing modalities that initiate socio-political awareness and uproots colonized frameworks and systems.  Their work has been shared or exhibited in National Geographic Women's Issue, Sugarcane Magazine, Visual Aids, Lichtundire Gallery, Dimensions Art Center in Chongqing, China, and Recess Art. 

Check out our new sacred space in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Create & Tell Our Ancestral Stories 

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Explore yourself & preserve your discoveries

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Reclaimin' My Power: Movement Meditation 

NOLA Bounce Workshop with reflection

Earth of Temple Apothecary, Oakland, CA

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Find freedom in your expression 

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Honor Cultural & Spiritual Traditions || Intergenerational connectivity 

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The elders we meet along the journey of life, the stories we learn, the wisdom we share. 

Matriarchal Lineage of power that lives beyond time, space, time and age  
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The elders we meet along the journey of life, the stories we learn, the wisdom we share. 

Blessed by thy name, the realities of life. 

Yagon, Myanmar

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The good hearts, cruel world. Spread love and help each other in saving our hearts. 

- Matcha, thank you 


Chang Mai, Thailand

A traveler along the journey meets a young person with wisdom of the God and sight to see beyond realities. Young elder.  Spread goodness, educate without lack and seek love in act of giving.

- Wise Young Elder, thank you 

Yagoon. Myanmar 

We will always remember the impact we live in each other lives. the enlightenment and the lesson. The love and the pain and the joy exist in the equally. The stories of language beyond the verbal linguistics of understanding.

the Beauty and the Sublime can be found there. 

- Matcha, thank you 

Chang Mai, Thailand

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Market Vendor 

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Exhibitions

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Travel & Learn

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Volunteer & Give

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Teach, Build, Sustain, and Support the collective mission towards liberation.

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Initiatives / Pathways to Liberation

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Honeycomb Digital Archive

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Sweet Herbs Online Shop

 All products sold under Sweet Herbs are handcrafted by our founder, Janae' "Jaee Honey" Sumter.

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Gratitude to the ancestors of past, present and future- collective legacy.

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Ase' O: Descendants of Roots & Legacy Community Arts & Wellness Education Program

- Cultural Folk Artist & Storyteller

- Healing Circles Exhibition curator

-Arts curriculum writer (arts technique, community arts, artivism, arts integration, social emotional learning) 

- Digital archivist

- Nutrition products

- Spiritual home decor 

- Environmental Spiritual Art

- Ancestral Crop Grower

-Community & 1:1 Altar Connection & Builder

- Homesteading

- Arts Instructional & Creativity Coaching

- Community Event & Camp Planner (small events and camps)

- Meditation Instructor: Improv / Dance Movement, Chakra, Ancestral 

- Reiki Energy Healing 

- Digital & Website Design

- Nature & Travel Photography

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Jaee Sumter Interdisciplinary Work

Learn More about Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary LLC

Jaee Honey Sumter 

Check out Jaee Sumter's artist & practitioner offerings

 

Here you will find Jaee's interdisciplinary community practice and portfolio.

For collaborating and contracting, email them at jaee.sweetherbalhoney@gmail.com 

 

educator, instructional coach, creativity coach, independent arts and art literacy  currculum developer

energy healing practioner, visual artist, dancer, creative writer and more!

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Sweet Herbs Online & Mobile Shop

Sweet Elders Homegrown Collection

Full ​Product Catalog can be found on
Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary LLC

Products can be found on Esty!

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