What is Wild Woman Rising?

We are artists, musicians, actors, poets. Kitchen wizards, medicine women, plant whisperers and earth mamas. We dance, we sing, we listen, we create. We are alive and engaged in life on this planet! We invite you to share in our magic and weave your offerings into the web. Learn more here:

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Alisa Muñiz Blanchard

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

I am Alisa: poet, photographer, writer, priestess, seer, mother, healer and Wild Dreamer.

My life’s work is to provide creative, heart and spirit-centered business “soul-tions” and administration for growing entrepreneurs who honor sustainable community-minded visions for our world. I am passionate about providing compassionate business owners the tools they need to make their own life’s work sustainable.

While I hold a B.A. in Business Administration and English Communications with concentrations in Management and Ethics, my heart is the source of my life force. My passion for writing was ignited with the first breath of life.

Deep in my bones
it dwells,
with my song
dust and marrow.

In each of us
this vibration
at birth

Access gained
to the activation
of ancient knowing
in the script of breath

It is my work to honor and celebrate the various moments in our human experience through my wild exploration of what it means to be alive.

May you be wild and joyous on your own journey.

Visit my websites Wild Dreamer: Business Doula and In This Room: A Collection of Writing:



Christy Evers

Landing, New Jersey, USA

I dig in the soil, write from the soul, and paint from my visions. I hope my work can feed others who are also on the quest for sustaining a positive relationship with humanity and the earth. I spend most of my time being a mother, which is not limited to lots of dreaming and creating positive solutions to day to day challenges. I have an art degree and a 200 hour yoga teacher certification, too.

Debbie Weber

Concho, Arizona, USA

I am a craftwoman/artisan living off the grid in northeastern Arizona. I was born and raised in Southern California, moved to Oregon and taught Ceramics and Glass classes at the OSU Craft Center for several years. I really like teaching others to explore their creativity. Currently I am using rocks (plentiful here!) as a canvas. I enjoy cooking and creating recipes (gluten free), cheesemaking, gardening and creating from my heart.

Hazel Loveridge

United Kingdom

I am a linguist by trade and a priestess by nature. Language has always been my arena – the whiteboard my jotter, the open road my inspiration. Words well up inside me and spill onto the page. Sometimes they come naked, sometimes with a melody. My poetry demands to live and breathe.

Isabel Bryna

Santa Cruz, California, USA

I was born in Santa Cruz California. At the age of 17 I moved to Central America and began to explore deeper into the America’s. Since then I have spent the past 13 years mostly in Latin America. I’m now 31 and recently moved back to California from Uruguay. Over the years I have maintained focus in my art always feeling a strong knowing that this is what spirit has given me to share. I have been blessed by many strong life lessons and near death experiences which have lead me on a path of awakening. I’m now putting my intentions and focus on my career as painter so I am able to share more of my creations and also receive fair payment for my work.


JoAnne Dodgson

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

With 30 years of experience as a healer, teacher and consultant, JoAnne Dodgson offers guidance to awaken authentic ways of being to transform the ways we live and relate with ourselves, each other, and the earth.

Since 2000, she has been living and learning the kala keh nah seh lineage of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. A shamanic healer and teacher of these ancient medicine ways, JoAnne offers spiritual counseling, initiation ceremonies, Bone Throws, traditional energy balancing, and spirit journeys which awaken profound healing, deep connectedness, joy and empowerment. Prior to her shamanic initiations, JoAnne completed her doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Holistic Health. She has many years of professional experience as a psychotherapist, community activist, and college instructor.


K Lenore Siner

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

I work with wax because it contributes a wonderful luminosity that I finds aesthetically pleasing. The medium also shows action and no pour can be recreated, it makes process obvious in the final product which is something I believe is valuable in our world of the mass produced image.

Thematically, my paintings are a journey to understand my own identity, particularly the edges of the personal that meet up with the realm of archetype.

I have showed nationally, including the Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, CA, Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA and AS220 in Providence, RI. I am director of Peregrine Gallery in Providence, RI and currently live and works in the AS220 artist Mercantile Building.


Kim Zunner

Massachusetts, USA

steveNkim is an acoustic duo made up of Kim Zunner and Steven Hopkins. The pair met while studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A year after graduation they found themselves keeping in touch from opposite sides of the country, and all at once decided that they wanted to be together, move into a van, and travel the country playing music. So that’s what they did. With a repertoire consisting of Kim’s original tunes, a number of cover songs, and one that they wrote together entitled “The Ballad of steveNkim,” the duo has traveled from coast to coast sharing music and good times along the way. 30,000 miles later, steveNkim are trying to decide where they would like to call home. Once they have a place to reside, some of their goals include writing more tunes, and putting together a full band.


Leticia Banegas


I am a figurative painter. When I paint I transport myself to a magical realm of where women are warriors, maidens, priestesses… I believe we are the bridge between the world that cant be seen and this one. Each one of us lives in that magical realm wether we acknowledge it or not.


Lulu Sliker

Valley Head, Alabama, USA

Lulu is a Grandmother, an herbalist, a seamstress, a tattooist and a ceremonial singer. She has been providing loving support to indigenous Elders and people for 25 plus years throughout the country and at Hawkwind Earth Renewal Cooperative. Lulu has a warm heart. A creative spirit and a love for the land that is deep and rich. She provides monthly ceremonies, herbal workshops, women’s events and seasonal honoring. Lulu has been privileged to travel and support many Native Grandmothers and been blessed by being given the responsibility of sharing their words and wisdom with others. She is dedicated to remembering encouraging others to remember that all that we do in this life time is for the children coming up behind us. She loves to have dirt on her hands and bare feet on the earth.


Megan Hollingsworth

United States

Megan Hollingsworth, MS, is a mother, poet, healer, and compassion activist. She is founder and creative director at ex*tinc*tion wit*ness, a project that stems from Megan’s spiritual practice and existential journey, which she explored academically during her graduate study of the human emotional and spiritual response to genocide and mass species extinction. ex*tinc*tion wit*ness is a poetic request to pause in the light of this great dying and allow this heartbreak to bring us back to life.


Mel Shapcott

Mel Shapcott Wild Woman Rising

Founding Editor, Wild Woman Rising

Mel Shapcott, brings talents from both art and industry. Her work explores the intersecting edge of these two divergent worlds. Her technical skills honed as Owner and Project Manager at website design and development company Cyberian Frontier and as Vice President of web hosting and publishing company Solar Flare, LLC, are intertwined with her work as a visionary artist and intuitive. She is driven by a genuine passion to collaborate, create, and innovate through an artistic process, yet she has the critically necessary ability to synthesize the needs and goals of her team in order to tailor efficient solutions that culminate in project completion. Shapcott guides ideas from germination to manifest reality.

Shapcott founded Wild Woman Rising, an online magazine for artists and activists, and created the Akashic Oracle, a visionary art deck for intuitive inspiration. She is an agent of understanding in a rapidly evolving universe, and her individual and collaborative projects often explore and celebrate the melding of art with social issues, women’s empowerment, and community building. Shapcott is a graduate of the Priestess Path women’s leadership program, and in 2012 she won the Larger Visions Positive Change Award from Peregrine Gallery, Providence, RI. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.






Mz. imani

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Mz. imani works with people to invite them to reflect the heart of the divine and be a force of nature that brings more light to the world. Her purpose is to help people be more deeply connected with their hearts and the rhythm of life. She stands beside her sisters and brothers and calls forth the wisdom that resides in each and every one of us.

For nearly 25 years, Mz. imani has been following the path of the drum. This was long before the days it became accepted and common for women to play the drums. Since her early childhood she has been singing with the spirits of the forest and nature, and she “knew” that she was destined to play an instrument. In her mid 20’s she found her instrument, the drum and has been honing her skills to listen to, and support, the rhythm of life.

Mz. imani has a strong and independent streak of exploring the ineffable, and is passionate about experiencing the innate sense of the wild. She has direct experience and a deep desire to validate and support people who are on a spiritual path, as she has always seen and felt things that many do not. For most of her life, she struggled with finding her place in the world and her peers. These beautiful and deep challenges have served her well to define and develop her commitment to help others find validation in listening to their spiritual and heART centered truths, in the company of chosen or biological family. Her work and play is to gather with the creator and the people in circle, to sing and pray for the planet, the people and share the knowledge and wisdom teachings that carry her forward.



Pegi Jodry

Washington, D.C., USA

Pegi is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Rachel Shapiro

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Rachel Shapiro is a Wholeness Expert – she combines her professional cooking experience, her leadership and communication training, her knowledge of nutrition, and her compassion and love to act as a bridge from where her clients are currently to the life of their dreams. Rachel is a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, Massage Therapist, and Reiki Practitioner. She decided to become a health counselor to fulfill her passion of working with successful, conscious people in taking their lives and their health to the next level.

Rachel received her health and nutrition training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She has nearly ten years of experience as a chef in the luxury yachting industry to draw on when imparting knowledge and skills to her clients. Rachel leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual and group health and nutrition coaching to people ready to live with grace and ease in their bodies and their lives.


Raven Redfox

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Contemporary imagery, brash colors and spiritual iconography make up the essence of my art through the use of strong colors and vibrant, energetic, thematic iconographic projections in the form of windows, sections, a collection of individual perspectives morphed into a larger, venerated, cultural historical collective.


Rivera Sun

Taos, New Mexico, USA

Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. She is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection, a novel of love and revolution, as well as nine play, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meeting the challenges of climate change. In 2010, Rivera Sun founded nationally touring Rising Sun Dance & Theater company and she currently performs a trilogy of solo theater shows she wrote, The Freedom Stories of Lala, that have received coast-to-coast standing ovations. Rivera lives in an earthship house in Taos, New Mexico. For current essays, writings, and her books, please visit:


Sally Deskins

Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

Sally Deskins is an artist and writer, focusing on women and feminist writers and artists, heavily inspired by artist Wanda Ewing. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Omaha, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago and has been published in publications such as Certain Circuits, Weave Magazine, Her Kind: A blog by VIDA Women in Literary Arts, Vagina, CLAP and Whitefish Review. She has curated various solo and group exhibitions, readings and performances centered on women’s perspective and the body. Her writing has been published internationally in BITCH, Bookslut, Weave and Prick of the Spindle, among others. She edits the online journal Les Femmes Folles, and has published three anthologies of art and writing.



Samantha Bryan

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Samantha Bryan is a performance artist, priestess-in-training, and student of Ayurvedic medicine, living in Boston MA. You can catch her onstage as Belle Gunz performing burlesque and devotional dance as both a solo artist and proud member of both The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts and Vadalna Tribal Dance Company. She holds a degree in Culinary Arts, loves travel and wants to learn every language so the occupational option of international spy could be available if so desired, likes cats and dragons to the point of concern, and yes, is a Sagittarius.


Sara Basmajian

Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

I am a wild woman. My journey, thus far, has been of stripping away the old, and silly stories that are not in my service and that murky up the veil. The more I strip away these stories the more I remember. My bones remember. In the ocean, in the earth, around the fire, I remember. In your eyes, and in your smile I remember. I remember that my blood is the same blood as the first wild woman. I remember that I was born in the stars. I remember that each song, and each dance creates movement in the very fabric of the cosmos and that this movement is what creates life.

Sarah Morgan Haydock

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

I’m an artist, a mother, an herb-gatherer & a medicine maker. I’m a wild spirit, an open heart, & a lover of all things flowing & growing. Earth is my teacher. Communion & relationship with Earth is the essence of my being. I’m inspired & animated by my infinite relationships with plants, soil, sun & water. I am awed by the beauty and power of childbirth, growth, change, and the cyclical nature of life. I hope to inspire creativity & passion in anyone who happens upon me!



Silver City, New Mexico, USA

Trishuwa works with the ceremonial forms of communicating with the invisibles of the world-Sweat Lodge, Sacred Pipe, Vision Quest and the Medicine Wheel. She is Ceremonial Director of the Church of Gaia and founding member of Foundation for Gaian Studies, www.gaianstudies.org. She is a poet and Earth Wisdom storyteller, combining myth and personal stories of spiritual relationship with human, non-human, visible and invisible.


Vanessa Codorniu

New York, New York, USA

Vanessa Codorniu, CHt, RMT. This Urban Priestess, guides change-makers to the deep wisdom of their intuition so they can tap into their internal power and create the lives they were born to live. Called a “full service healer,” she connects to the underlying soul causes for challenges through her strategic intuitive sessions and then supports change through transformative hypnotherapy.

She has created visionary programming for the Bella Abzug Young Women’s Leadership Institute in NYC and is there in-house Empowerment facilitator for the last three years. A board Member of the REVEAL Conference and a writer for The Examiner as the Alternative Spirituality Examiner. Vanessa has taught workshops/classes at the Union Theological Seminary, Hunter College and BMCC. Vanessa has performed thousands of readings and past life regressions. Teaching hundreds of US and international clients to awaken and develop their intuitive skills she can be reached at: