Roots That Reach Toward The Sky
Jess X. Snow,
When her mother’s Chinese Traditional Medicine shop gets vandalized, Kai, a young botanist is thrust in the middle of her immigrant mother’s grief and her muralist partner’s quest for community catharsis. Throughout the course of a day, Kai must find the healing she most resists and confront her role in the community.
A matriarchal inter-generational drama about how the diasporic plants that are considered “invasive species” can actually bring us profound healing.