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
imprinted
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:

http://wild-dreamer.com

http://amlika.wordpress.com

Amy Lenharth

Lawrence, Kansas, USA

I have always felt a deep connection with nature. From the time that I was a little child, I have always talked to animals and plants. My happiest times have been spent outside among the trees. I love to walk the woods, learning about the green ones, foraging and making medicines from the plants that I find. I celebrate the seasons of the year and the phases of the moon. My spiritual life is based in nature our Mother Earth.

I am an artist. I work with clay, forming vessels and sculptures inspired by nature. Sometimes I paint and occasionally I photograph interesting things. I love to play with fiber and fabric. I returned to school as a non-traditional (older) student almost a decade ago and earned a BFA in Ceramics and Art History and then an MFA in Ceramics. My ceramic work has been in many books and magazines and exhibited internationally. I teach art and art history at local colleges.

I am also a healer. I am a Reiki master in both the Western and Eastern traditions I believe that art and nature are both catalysts for healing. I want to use art to help people tap into their innate creativity and to heal themselves.

http://www.amylenharthstudios.com

Araboushikha Art

Hampshire, UK

I am a self-taught stone sculptor, working in a variety of different stones. I am drawn by the simplicity of this most ancient craft. I use no power tools or toxic chemicals. Just stone, the raw body of Mother Earth, mallet chisels, presence of mind and awareness of body. It is a slow but satisfying meditative process and in a hurried, sometimes chaotic and confusing world, the stone speaks to me always of the value of patience, perseverance and stillness.

My inspiration comes from shamanic dreams and ancient folklore and mythology, but at the core of my work lies a deep respect for the earth, the wild and wonderful creatures that roam it, and the deep mystery that encompasses all.

I like to think there is a lot of love in my work for that is the feeling that I have when I create. Each piece I create is totally unique. Some can be quite a journey and each has its own story to tell.

I find in every stone a secret waiting to be born, a silent beauty, a hidden power or a shard of lost wisdom. Something that perhaps was always there, but lain forgotten under the rock of ages, slowly reveals itself with quiet dignity. Carving is a magical process and a spiritual, meditative practice for me. It is alchemy… it is my prayer.

I am always open to consider personal commissions, or commissions for public places or retreat centers. I will also be running some workshops Summer 2015 in the South of England; if you have an interest in learning this craft or wish to be added to my mailing list for future exhibitions, please contact me.

To see more of my work, visit:

http://www.stonedreamer.artweb.com

Aradia Lunabella

Miami Beach, Florida, USA

My work embodies the elements of the Sacred Feminine, of women’s strength, power, and wisdom. Painting Goddesses has been an ongoing longtime passion. My work as a water-colorist and collage artist is a testament to the power of the Goddess within. Without her, I feel impoverished. I need to paint her in order to connect with the sacred meaning of my life. For me, when the feminine way of knowing is honored through creativity and intuition, my life becomes more meaningful and joyful. The divine purpose of being alive is to create, it is how I transform myself and my world. By honoring the Divine Feminine through my work, I honor the Divine in myself. I empower myself spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, and physically so that I may reconnect with my inner Goddess.

http://www.sobeart.com/

Bellavia

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

As a human who happens to be a woman I am all too aware that public opinion and disapproval is something that we are still essentially bound by. Our societal teachings about the many aspects of “self” are generally distorted and inaccurate. I am interested in presenting the viewer with a look into those distortions and offering glimpses of the possibilities in transforming that fear of disapproval or censure.

My personal modes of perception towards the meaning and substance of life in all its complexities cause my work to be up close, personal and visceral. My artwork is exploration as a process of defining/redefining an image of the self and body. I am often my own subject, facing myself, my past and my demons. I endeavor to show the transformation process that starts in the soul towards a new definition of the self. This artistic process brings a freedom from the weight of prejudices, traditions, and custom and the healing from that lies not in distancing myself from it, not in attempting to heal it, but in embracing the experience as part of being alive.

http://bellaviamia.artistwebsites.com/

Claudia van Zuiden

Scotland, UK

I and am the founder of the Wo’moon Circle of One and Founder and CEO of Solution Ways, a Solution Focused Therapeutic Practice. My work involves helping others to create space for empowerment. I work as a therapist, coach and trainer and through art I express my own passion and inspirations, which hopefully inspires others. I paint and write and sing songs and am the founder of a band called SAGE.

http://www.solutionways.wordpress.com/

em jollie

Wendell, Massachusetts, USA
(Traditional Nipmuc Territory)

Poet. Artist. Lover of the Living Earth. em jollie celebrates all genres of creative expression. In addition to writing poetry she is developing several prose pieces. Many of her hours are dedicated to gardening, crafting, making visual art, and playing traditional wood flutes. em was raised in the Woods on the Land currently considered to be the Northeast, United States, in a tiny Western Massachusetts town. Her journey has taken her in many Circles that just recently brought her back to this area. You are welcome to contact her at emjollie@gmail.com. em sees her work as an amalgamation of protest & prayer; in gentle rage and sure-footed love she seeks to address the collective injustices of a world rife with colonial conquests… and full of devastating Beauty… of Beauty… and Beauty.

http://emjollie.com

Emily Rose Michaud

Montreal and Wakefield, Québec, CA

Emily is an artist, performer, teacher and community organizer working at the intersections of art and ecology. In recent years, her environmentally and socially driven approach has resulted in a series of in-situ art projects, paintings, speaking engagements, community activist art projects, performances and publications. Emily is founding member of Les Amis du Champ des Possibles (Friends of the Field of Possibilities), a citizen-run nonprofit in Montreal, Canada that advocates for the cultural, ecological, and social importance of wild urban spaces. She is co-director of an art and nature themed summer camp for youth upon 200 acres of rural farmland. Emily has collaborated with community groups, municipal politicians, city architects, botanists, journalists, and artists on projects that cultivate civic participation and environmental stewardship. She is based between the regions of Outaouais and Montreal, Quebec.

http://emilyrosemichaud.com

Feather Redfox

United States

I connect to Source, my Guidance. Guidance beyond myself, open to receive Knowing. The images go along with that, tell its stories, offering its lessons and sometimes that is known and sometimes it is unknown to me, a sharing of beyond-my-ken — downloading for star ancestors and others. Sometimes I see pictures, project them onto surface. Other times I see nothing, only hear, “Turn it this way; color it that way; spin a tail of light there,” as my hand moves from beyond my control.

http://featherredfox.com

Gwendolyn Pincomb

United States

Gwendolyn is a writer, poet and visual artist.

Helene Rose

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Helene Rose, MS, is passionate about supporting women to live brilliant lives and founded Be Brilliant Network to serve as a portal for women to step into their radiance. She believes that when a woman fully acknowledges and embodies her brilliance, she is an authentic and successful contributor to society — no matter where she is and what she chooses to do. Her inner brilliance shines forth in all she does. Helene’s experience provides her with a deeply compassionate perspective and understanding of the modern woman’s struggle for mindful living and feminine empowerment. She is the author of “Blessed Womb,” a healing memoir and “Love Poems.” She facilitates “Women Who Write Rock” virtual writing retreats. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her family.

http://www.bebrilliantnetwork.com

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.

http://www.pathwaysforhealing.net

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.

http://www.klenoresiner.com

Katherine Brennan

San Francisco, California, USA

I am a writer by calling — no formal training, no academic credentials.

As a kid I had a favorite aunt, Auntie Alice, a retired school teacher. When we began to correspond I took pains to see that my cursive was tidy, my spelling and punctuation correct, and that I reported interesting events. Several years into our correspondence I received my weekly letter from Auntie and opened it to read two sentences that I will never forget: “Katherine, you write very well. You should think about becoming a writer when you grow up.”

I’ve done my best to make her proud.

Laura Madeline Wiseman

Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of more than a dozen books and chapbooks and the editor of Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her recent books are American Galactic (Martian Lit Books, 2014), Some Fatal Effects of Curiosity and Disobedience (Lavender Ink, 2014), Queen of the Platform (Anaphora Literary Press, 2013), Sprung (San Francisco Bay Press, 2012), and the collaborative book Intimates and Fools (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2014) with artist Sally Deskins. She holds a doctorate from the University of Nebraska and has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award, and the Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Margie, Mid-American Review and Feminist Studies.

http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com

Laurie Gardner

Concho, Arizona, USA

I believe in the oneness of all life and the sacredness of our mother earth and the abundant natural world she shares with us. I believe that nature is key to healing both ourselves and the earth. As my teacher Karen Furr was always saying “we are the ones we have been waiting on.” I believe this with my whole heart and believe that it is up to us to make the difference in the world we are looking for.

http://www.ravencawing.com

Leticia Banegas

Honduras

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.

http://leticiabanegasartista.weebly.com

Lindie-Lila

South Africa

I love the vibrancy of world music instruments and have extensively studied and taught Middle Eastern dance and music. I produce healing world music that moves with spirit and touches the soul. I am presently recording a third Goddess chant album entitled Ancestors.

http://www.lindielila.com/

Marilyn Whitehorse

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

In the topside world I am an educator, teaching academic writing at the university level. In another world, I am a writer who also works in the mediums of photography, collage and masks. Lately, my blog has to do with my adventures as I research in the islands for a trilogy I’m writing: a historical fiction of the sacred queens of Hawaii.

http://mkwhitehorse.blogspot.com

Mary Snowden

San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

Inspiration for my weaving is rooted in Nature and primarily the lands of the Pacific Northwest Coast, USA. I was birthed here and I have lived in this region my entire life.

Red cedar bark and indigenous grasses are gathered and prepared seasonally, utilizing ancient techniques taught to me and are considered priceless. Every step requires methodical precision along the way.

My apprenticeship with master weaver Gram Lillian Black Pullen of the Quileute and Muckleshoot tribes in Washingtons Olympic Rainforest lasted for about thirteen years. I spent many years with Southern Puget Sound Coast Salish Lummi Nation weaver, Lillian Rose Jefferson Lawrence, as well as countless hours with other accomplished Northwest weavers.

Robert Eagle Bear of the Lummi Nation is my weaving and storytelling partner. We collaborate on many pieces. For us, our work is ceremonial and sacred. Together and singularly, we preserve the purity of ancient methods, stories and techniques.

While many classical and traditional pieces are composed of only natural barks and grasses, my contemporary works may call upon me to choose a variety of synthetic or unusual materials. I often unify ancient and traditional weaving methods with new perspectives, materials and, at times, unfamiliar experimental sculptural ideas.

I continue working to experience and explore melding limitless classical, traditional and contemporary weaving possibilities.

Mary Snowden . Similk Bay Studio . Fidalgo Island, USA

Please visit my Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ceremonial-Weaving-Mary-Snowden-weaversculptor/118634244825280?fref=nf

Nathalie Jackson

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Nathalie is a graduate from the women’s mystery school apprenticeship Priestess Path with ALisa Starkweather and on the path of becoming a certified Shadow Work Facilitator. Her thirst for living life fully has expanded as she steps forward with her dreams of leading and inspiring women through a journey into women’s mysteries. It is her prayer that in the sacredness of these precious moments together, you too will find your way home.

http://womanunveiled.nathaliejackson.com

Nicole Adele

Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA

Nicole Adele Rosaria Manieri lives deeply rooted in her community of Yellow Springs, Ohio. She is a mother, wife, and community member dedicated to cultivating local food, medicine, ritual and community culture with a strong sense of place. She cultivates wild edible gardens and wild children with her husband, and cultivates local tribe to work and celebrate with in peak seasons. She creates healing ritual space with her soul sisters on a weekly basis all year round. Nicole IS ALSO a wild gypsy expressive artist that has tremendous SOULFORCE to express in the world at-large. She has a need to cross-pollinate with tribe all over the US and even world. Her expressive artform is rooted in her personal path of healing and transformation, dreams and imagination as a prayer for our liberation and celebration of life.

http://www.nicoleadele.com/

Paula Jones

Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

The study I did with an incredibly intuitive, talented artist was when I finally figured out WHY I painted. First question she asked me was, “Why? Why do you paint?” I was stumped, and then started making up bogus answers that sounded good. Or so I thought. She saw right through the fog and indecision. “Paula, why do you paint?” It was then I settled into listening to my internal voice about the actual why. “I paint, because I never allowed myself the time to PLAY!” It was a total surprise to me. Was that true? Had I never allowed myself to actually PLAY? I thought that when I was painting I was playing….turns out the reason I was painting was so that I could eventually support myself. I DEMANDED that of myself. I never allowed myself to just play and make mistakes.

AHA! Total V-8 moment. When I played, when I allowed myself the luxury of losing time, getting lost in the process rather than the result, the actual “play” of my gift, I created Mona Lisa’s.

And so began the unfolding of me, my internal knowing, that I am here to play – to teach others to play and to LOVE what they are doing.

My paintings unfold and develop intuitively. I converse with the canvas, sometimes starting with an intention, or sometimes just allowing and knowing that this process works best for me. I paint a layer, and then glaze – layer after layer – allowing the layers to build upon themselves creating the depth and richness in the paintings that I love. I find that even the “mistakes” frequently become an intrinsic part of the painting, and I instinctively know that this is much as our lives are. Our “mistakes” or learning experiences as I prefer to call them, are layered with time and other experiences, creating the fine masterpieces that we are today. And so…I say…Let the PLAY and the JOY of the creation begin!!

http://www.paulajonesart.com

Rachel Sarah Jones, PhD

London, UK

Rachel Sarah Jones was born in Washington, DC and began creating art at an early age, inspired by a long line of artists in her family. She continued painting and drawing until the age of 17 when she decided to put her artwork aside and focus on her interest in Sociology. Rachel studied Sociology at Columbia University and while there she focused solely on an academic curriculum, refusing to paint or draw for several years. In her last year of University, she decided to take up art once again by enrolling in a drawing class. Although she did not know it at the time, that drawing class changed her life forever. Rachel’s dream of becoming an artist was reignited and from there she realized that she had to pursue a career in the arts formally, going on to obtain a Masters degree and a PhD. The creative process has been a subject of Rachel’s research over the years and she believes it to be an underrated yet extremely powerful source of knowledge about the self and the world around us. Rachel believes strongly that the creative process is an act of connecting with the life-force energy that runs throughout the universe. After years of using meditation, visualization and other energy-based exercises within her own artistic practice to overcome creative blocks, Rachel felt inspired to share these techniques with others. In 2013 she developed the Tapping Into Your Creative Flow series, which provides materials for releasing blocks to creativity and manifesting creative goals. Rachel has exhibited her artwork in New York, London, Glasgow and Washington, DC. and she regularly presents her work at international conferences and festivals. She currently lives in London with her husband and their dog.

http://www.tapintocreativeflow.com

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.

http://sallydeskins.tumblr.com/

http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com

Samantha Moore

Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA

Samantha Moore is a writer/healer/artist, and a quirky Queer Femme, mother, lover, friend, PTSD survivor, with a serious case of Woo.

http://wiseandlost.wordpress.com/

The Goddess Project

Sara Landas & Holli Rae

Los Angeles, California, USA

We are Sara Landas & Holli Rae, a collaborative duo from Los Angeles, California. After meeting in the summer of 2008 our worlds changed forever. Having each others full support and encouragement, we began to see the deep importance of sisterhood and immediately started creating films that reflected this new found reality. We recognize the need for media that promotes stories of hope and empowers the viewer rather than giving power to their problems. We are currently in the process of editing The Goddess Project, a documentary film that shares the stories of over 100 brave women across America who are living their dreams and changing the world!

http://www.thegoddessproject.com

Trishuwa

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.

http://www.gaianstudies.org

Wendy Fairie Robinson

Crete, Greece

All the artwork I make evolves intuitively. I rarely plan any piece and I never have an intended outcome. A face just emerges and sometimes that process is easy and at other times it’s really hard; erasing, redrawing, erasing… and on, and on… until the magic happens.

I am inspired by beauty (inner and outer), emotion and softness in a face. This is my starting point. Mostly this is a face from my imagination and it is a mystery to me where she comes from. Currently I am inspired by the sea and blue lagoons and sands made up of thousands of tiny pink seashells as this is where I am living geographically.

I used to paint giant abstract oil paintings, influenced by architecture. I love buildings and arches and windows. But when I really connected with myself artistically, after giving up teaching a few years ago and claiming back my soul… I find myself painting fairies and mermaids. I don’t know why. But, that’s OK with me.

I have been working in a mixed media way for the past few years and am constantly fascinated by how the addition of each new layer relates to the last one applied. I allow mistakes to happen during the middle stages of the process when I can loosen up enough and then (hopefully!) pull it all together in the end. Sometimes it’s like being in a deep meditative state when I truly let go. And I always get my best result when this happens.

I sometimes feel vulnerable showing my work. Like I am naked, on the page… Quite simply, because it is truly from my heart. This is my gift and if I don’t make art, then I wouldn’t feel alive.

http://wendyfairyart.com

Winter Ross

Taos, New Mexico, USA
Salida, Colorado, USA

Winter Ross is an environmental activist, street medic and shamanic practitioner. These interests inform both her art and her writing. She studied painting at Hartford Art School and received a BFA in Communications Design and Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. She was an MFA candidate in itaglio printmaking at Washington University when her fabric art, a medium embraced by many feminist artists, began to receive recognition. Winter had a long career as a graphic designer which included Rocky Mountain PBS. She has also held artist-in-residence positions in Oregon, Nebraska and West Virginia. A student of Jungian psychology and mythology, her illustrative style is reminiscent of her grandmother’s turn of the century fairy tale books with which she grew up.

http://www.ceremonialvisions.com/

http://www.winterross.blogspot.com/