Feb 28, 2010

Wise Woman Billie Luisi Potts bio

Billie Potts, nationally known women’s spirituality pioneer, artist, herbalist and educator, author of A New Women’s Tarot, editor/ coordinator/artist contributor to Amazon Tarot decks I, II, author of Small Scaled Goat-keeping, Witches Heal: Lesbian Herbal Self-Sufficiency, Uncounted Daughters: Jewish Women Healers in the West, Ergonomics: A Problem-solver’s Handbook, the forthcoming Simpler’s Joy, and Daughters of Agamede, and numerous articles on natural foods nutrition, herbal healing, and the intersections of the early women’s rights and anti-slavery movements. She has been facilitating herbal healing and tarot workshops across the US since 1976.

A studio potter and ceramic sculptor for 25 years, dairy goat farmer and organic grower for close to 40 years, she coordinated alternative healing facilities for major women’s music festivals, Michigan, NEWMR, East and West Coast Lesbian fests for fifteen years.

She holds a BA in history and classics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hunter College, NY and an MA in medieval history from Fordham University where she was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She retired as the longest serving Executive Director of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, and turns 70 this spring.

  1. it's been about a dozen years since we communicated
    so i've been thinking about you recently
    i have been in southern colorado for 6 years and i like it
    would love to communicate with you


  2. Hello,
    Would you kindly forward my email address to Ms. Potts?
    I would love to be on her mailing list.
    Thank you much,

  3. Linda Miklowitz says:

    A life well lived. Mazek tov, Billie.

  4. A dedicated & dear spirit to our wimyn's community has passed over. Many will miss her multi-giving.

  5. Meg Easling says:

    I received word from Sharon that Billie passed a few days ago, possibly Dec. 1. Our hearts go out.

  6. sharon kuromiya says:

    Billie passed Nov 29th, suddenly, quickly. I am sorry I have not been able to notify more people personally. Billie was loved by so very many people, and I know she returned that love. Her life was woven with threads of devotion and kindness. Although her life took her into many different communities and projects, we talked often throughout the years, and more especially of late, particularly about the beloved wimmin's community. You were in her thoughts, more than you know.
    Thank you for your kind words.

    • Thanks so much Sharon loved Billie a lot absolutely shocked so so sorry for your loss if there is anything I can do to help you do call on me. Flashsilvermoon @gmail.com 352 4752432. Can you tell me what happened to Billie if not here on my email Much Love Flash Silvermoon

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