Names are given for so many reasons and all hold power and a story.
“Two Feather Wellness” came from a few places...
The first is that “Two Feathers” is the name given to me in Ceremony by Slow Turtle who was Supreme Medicine Man of the Wampanog People. As an Adult, when I was given my name in my tribal language by my Kasike (chief), it translated to
"Two Feathered Woman."
Two feathers also represent working from a two-eyed seeing lens. This is often described as seeing and using the strengths of Indigenous culture with one eye and seeing the strengths of western culture through the other.
In practice, I combine the two in order to facilitate care in a validating and safe way for Indigenous people and a way to help teach non-Indigenous people about Indigenous history and culture.
Image Description: Cheyenne's hand is holding up an beaded eagle feather. The beadwork is black, rose gold, yellow, orange, white and red. It has a feather beaded design in while and rose gold with orange yellow and read stripes around the top and bottom. There is white fringe hanging from the bottom of the feather. She is wearing a turquoise bracelet and a silver thumb ring that is a zig zag pattern. You can also see a tattoo on her wrist. The background is unfocused cherry blossoms that are pink and purple with brown branches.