Sophia Nahli Allison / NYT Institute

Karen Rose discovered the importance of community and healing at a young age. Growing up in Guyana, the power of herbs and communal support created a richness in her life. When Rose and her family moved to New York that familiar support vanished. “There’s no healing without community, because community is integral to how we heal,” said Rose. Her Brooklyn-based shop, Sacred Vibes Apothecary, brings to life the healing and community she experienced as a child.