Transformative Wellness is a nutritional therapy and life coaching practice with the mission of helping you heal from the ground up, starting with the roots of problems, not the symptoms. I work with anyone, anywhere via phone, Facetime, or Skype, and folks in SE Michigan in my office, located in downtown Ypsilanti.
My practice is for everyone—my work is affirming and welcoming to the queer, trans, intersex, POC, immigrant, and Muslim communities, and is fat positive, mental health/difference affirming, and shame-free environment.
My mission is to provide quality care to all people regardless of age, gender identity, orientation, skin color, economic status, or religion. I’m committed to social justice and firmly believe that everyone has the right to health, which is why I offer pay-what-you-can payment plans to everyone who needs them.
Who am I?
My name is Lark Malakai Grey. I self-identify as a Radical Queer Healer. I’m a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, life coach, amateur herbalist, tarot reader, and writer. I founded Transformative Wellness in January of 2017.
I live with my partner and three adorable pit bulls named Jezebel, Rufio, and Inigo Montoya. I also have a betta fish named Rogelio de la Vega, and approximately 50 thousand house plants. I grow a lot of food. I love Buffy, Harry Potter, queer YA fantasy novels, and fiction podcasts. I have a ton of tattoos. I am a nonbinary transmasc human (he/him or they/them) who lives with an invisible disability (EDS) and serious mental illness. I am a Pisces, Scorpio rising (I’ll allow you a moment here to shed a compassionate tear for me), a Gryffindor, and an INFJ.
To me, Radical Queer Healing is about making healing affordable, meeting folks where they are at, honoring each person as an individual and not judging anyone for their limitations, being respectful and knowledgeable about different identities, and believing my clients when they share their stories. It is also about firmly rejecting both the paradigm of western medicine’s dismissal of folk’s symptoms and the paradigm of alternative medicine’s shaming and policing of the way folks live their lives.
I got interested in nutrition when my partner was dealing with severe Crohn’s disease and we had neither money nor insurance to treat it. I discovered that I liked nutrition and even better, was really good at it. In fact, my partner’s Gastroenterologist says that he now has “no evidence of Crohn’s disease.”
::True story: my partner's Gastroenterologist doesn’t believe that diet plays a role in Crohn’s, so when he told us that the Crohn's was gone, he followed up with, “I don’t know why this diet is working, but keep it up!” My partner suggested that the doctor should have his other patients talk to me, and maybe they would get better, too. Verbatim, his doctor replied, “Ha! I bet the drug companies would love that!”::
I have also lived with/through so many health issues that I have personal experience with just about everything my clients come to me with—chronic gut issues, adrenal fatigue, mental illness, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome… So I am able to speak to them (YOU!) from a place of experience, not just education.