La’Keisha Butts, also known as “BlackBird”, is the owner of BlackBird Healing Collective; a healing space that offers services in energy work, spiritual education, community circles, end of life planning and death midwifery.
BlackBird believes that everyone has the ability to be the co-creators of their life to manifest more love, healing, abundance and peace.
As a Retired Systems Administrator with the Federal Government and Purdue Psychology major; BlackBird holds certifications in Healing Touch Therapy (Healing Touch Program), End of Life Doula (Doulagivers), Diaspora Death Doula (Old School Bruja) and Stress, Relaxation and Meditation Coach. She is also a Reiki Master /Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho system and Kemetic Reiki Practitioner.
After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and chronic kidney disease (CKD3), BlackBird began to perform hands-on healing to manage her pain. In 2019 after visiting her doctor, she received the news that her kidneys had improved dramatically.
BlackBird is a member of NEDA Alliance, Doulagivers, and Open Path Healing Arts Collective (nonprofit to assist clients who lack insurance or are unable to afford holistic services.)
In her spare time, BlackBird enjoys spending time with her family, which also includes her two fur babies, collecting and propagating plants, reading, and genealogy research.