Nikki Minor (they/them) is a folk herbalist and creative force behind Chicory Botanicals, a Black-owned line of small-batch herbal medicines and plant zines. They were born and raised in Bulbancha (New Orleans, LA) and have been practicing herbalism since 2017. They have interned under herbalists at Rosalie Botanicals and studied bioregional herbalism through Maypop Community Herb Shop. Nikki is passionate about accessibility and decolonization in herbalism and community-based mutual aid. Every month, Chicory Botanicals has donated 10% or more of its profits to various local and national mutual aid efforts, with an emphasis on those that support and uplift the lives of QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color).
Photo credit Annie Flannigan
Year(s) Awarded: 2023