We had the good fortune of connecting with Kira Buckley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kira, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Normalizing Black wealth and building community by way of healing with community! … These were the main thoughts behind starting HeyyHealer. #heyyhealer …. yes, started as a hashtag! In the past two years, we’ve shifted from e-commerce, to a brick+ mortar and now merging our services through a virtual wellness studio and apothecary retail South Dallas, in Desoto.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a healer, first. My background is deeply rooted in Integrative medicine, acupuncture and herbs. I’ve interned in a number of fertility and holistic health clinics, which is where my love for root herbs began. What sets us apart, I believe, are the array of holistic services, zen room, custom herbal blends, personalized holistic consults/regimens and our partnerships with healers in the community, including a Black Medical Doctor. We’ve been able to foster a safe haven for healers and creatives -with a ‘co-healing’ mission- to give our communities access and accountability to their own health journey.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Pan African Freedman’s Cemetery African American museum on the fairgrounds. Twins Art Gallery Two Patna’s BBQ Bam’s Vegan Of course…. walk the blocks in Deep Ellum & Bishop Arts Val’s Cheesecake If you’re into jazz…. The Balcony Club and The Free Man Cajun Cafe & Lounge has live music frequently – The Soiree Coffee house… don’t skip the brunch! Zen out at White Rock lake Last but not least… stop by the Grow DeSoto Marketplace and shop with some of the best small business owners in South Dallas!… including Peace, Love & Eats, tell James we sent you!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out my business partner, Portia Andrews! She’s the logistics and business marketing behind the schools, community partners and sponsorships that come our way. I am eternally grateful for her dedication to, not just our business, but all small business owners and her persistence in making sure we took up all the space we needed to build community.