Join us in welcoming the new incoming editor of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild: Shabina Lafleur-Gangji. Shabina will replace Susan Marynowski, who departs the JAHG at the end of her 3-year term as editor. Shabina will shadow Susan as she edits the Autumn 2019 edition of the journal and will begin her term as editor with the Spring 2020 edition.
Shabina is a mother, community organizer and herbalist, with over a decade of experience editing, soliciting content, and supporting emerging writers. She has a background in Ayurvedic Medicine and Western Herbalism and has studied under herbalists such as Janette Cormier, Nadine Ijaz, Aviva Romm, and Scott Reid.
Shabina has studied formally at the Living Earth School of Herbalism, The School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Kerala and is currently gaining clinical experience in a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at Humber College.
For the last decade Shabina has worked as the Community Networking Coordinator and Chief Editor for The Peak Magazine, a collectively run publication. It focuses on prioritizing under reported voices and marginalized perspectives. This focus will carry over to Shabina’s work for the JAHG, which she will ensure properly represents herbalists from various communities and lineages of knowledge. Shabina will bring a fresh vision to the JAHG and help uplift the voices of diverse herbalists.
The process of selecting the incoming editor was coordinated by an Editor Selection Committee composed of AHG members.