Meet the Team


Deborah Hanekamp

Mama Medicine is Deborah Hanekamp - “fashion’s favorite healer” (Vogue Magazine). Mama Medicine facilitates Medicine Readings out of her Space in Soho, NYC. These ceremonies integrate over 17 years of experience and wisdom in the healing arts. Her work blends ancient knowledge from across a variety of traditions. At the end of every Medicine Reading Ceremony, Deborah prescribes a ritual bath. These beautiful baths (with flowers, crystals, and herbs), along with her unique aesthetic and approachable personality, have garnered Mama Medicine tens of thousands of global followers on Instagram. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Times, and Marie Claire. In a world of gurus and self-help, Mama Medicine helps us connect to the inner shaman within us all: the power of love. Follow Deborah @MamaMedicine

Claire Michelle

Claire Michelle

What I do:

I am the manager for Mama Medicine and Brand Director for Space by Mama Medicine. I oversee all of our partnerships, press, events and the growth of our beautiful work.

Why do you do it:

I do this work because I am a mover and shaker who also always dreamed of 'doing good.' It brings me great joy to see the healing and love that results from the many hours of work that goes into Space and her expansion. I feel so thankful to have found a role that nurtures me on so many levels.

A random fact or hobby:

I live in Los Angeles now (but I grew up in Chelsea and still don’t know how to drive!) which is why I am a bit of a mystery lady.

How I create space:

I create Space by honoring my daily routines so I too can grow in this work.