Rebekah Sze-Tung Olstad 敖恩彤 is originally from Boulder, Colorado and has called the Bay Area home for the past six years. She has worked at organizations advocating for human rights and environmental protections for the past decade. When not in the city, you can find her in the East Bay hills or making forays to the coast, to the redwoods, and to the beautiful Sierras.
Bekah graduated from the three year clinical herbalism program Cecemmana at Ancestral Apothecary in Oakland, CA in December 2018.
She created this practice, Red Autumn Apothecary, to share her offerings as an herbal educator and medicine maker. She offers workshops and classes in the Bay Area and offers small batches of high quality, ceremonial herbal medicine.
Red Autumn is based on her Chinese name 敖恩, which is more directly translated as "Thinking of Red Autumn." Autumn is Bekah's favorite season, and serves as a reminder to take the time to appreciate beauty even when it seems fleeting.
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