The Orphan Wisdom project is a stout thing to manage. There are a lot of moving parts. People coming and going, life having its way. 

It never was a family business though it may have looked like it from time to time. It’s certainly not now, with the waters troubled and the wind up.

So, we’re taking this opportunity to announce that Khadija Striegel has joined as Manager of the enterprise. She’ll be the first point of contact for most  things from now on and we’re delighted to make this known to you.

Khadija Meghan Rashell Striegel lives and works on the island that raised her: Maui, Hawaiʻi. Khadija has been practicing herbalism, bonesetting, and ecological agriculture for the last 20 years. She currently attends the University of Mānoa, Hawaiʻi persuing a graduate degree focused on history, native plants, and the local language, ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Khadija has been working with Stephen Jenkinson since seeing him at an event hosted on Maui in 2017. She attended the 2019 & 2022 apprenticeships, as well as the Orphan Wisdom School cohort called ‘The People Who are So’.

Stephen Jenkinson & Nathalie Roy
Founders of Orphan Wisdom

Photo credits: Stephen and Nathalie by Kimberly Ann Johnson.
Khadija by Dr. Sarah Rothman