Buenas, mi familia!
Goodness to you, my family!
My name is Karla Michelle Capacetti-Quintana Caraballo Rivera Carbonelle Castillo Rivera Cruz Bristol Cruz.
I am the daughter of Rosario, Ramona, Marcelina, Teresa, and Edna.
I come from Iwanaboyna and Delphine (sacred serpents).
I beelong to Borike (colonially known as Puerto Rico).
Apis is the latin word for the genus of bees that produce honey and wax.
Atabey is the Great Mother Goddexx of the indigenous Arawak cosmovision throughout the Caribbean.
My mission at Apis Atabey is to midwife the Ke' (Earth) and all of her children into a healed world and way of beeing.
Our multi-dimensional nature invites us to continually return to Anchi (Source) to re-member our way home.
I experienced an initial merging with bees, plants, and justice in 2010 working at a community garden.
Since then, the Goddexx has revealed my path of healing through various modalities.
My desire with Apis Atabey is to share myself with you as authentically and completely as I am ever-changing.
I am an herbalist, activist, farmer, priestess, artist, seeker, weaver, and dreamer.
I am whole and I am beecombing.
I am a student of Indigenous Taino lifeways.
I am a student of Black Liberation.
I am a student of Love.
YOU ARE FREE TO HEAL WITH ME.