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:



ALisa Starkweather

Massachusetts, USA

ALisa Starkweather is the founder of multiple women’s initiatives; the Red Tent Temple Movement, Daughters of the Earth, Women in Power, and her women’s mystery school since 1998, Priestess Path. She has been bringing forward work of the sacred feminine for thirty years.


Annette Wagner

Mountain View, California, USA

Annette is a visionary artist and intentional creativity teacher who weaves the practice of female shamanism into her work. She blogs and writes articles, mentors other artists and is certified teacher of the intentional creativity Color of Woman method developed by Shiloh Sophia McCloud. She also studies with American Master painter Sue Hoya Sellars. She has a Masters in Women’s Spirituality with a certificate in Creative Expression from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). Her background includes over 25 years of hi-tech experience including 21 patents.


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.


Areeya Marie

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Raw Vegan Vegetarian Chef of 5 years, Rev. Areeya Marie, has an eclectic variety of restaurant management, festival catering and private chef experience. Utilizing a versatile and creative alchemical approach of transformation to food preparation with a diverse palate in the 5 Senses, from Ayurveda to Cajun… for transformation and nourishment in body integrity. LunaSol Flow is a moving meditation. Areeya, experienced a divine sensory moment during kinetic breath and motion sequences for personal alignment and transformation. Performed under a full moon sky, over looking the ocean, in the hills of Costa Rica… in the middle of deep ceremony (the classes and workshops of LunaSol Flow will be available in the Summer of 2014). Sacred scent incense creation is one of Areeya’s greatest loves of support and guidance on the olfactory journey to the divine… with joyful gratitude she is apprenticed to one our finest incense perfumers in this age.


Autumn Sun Durgavan

Western Massachusetts, USA

I am a young elder. I work with women across the state to facilitate ceremonies such as Wisdom Fire, Hearts on Fire and elemental gatherings. I am well known for my big heart and big love that I share with all. I write music, drum, belly dance, firespin, teach farm school and grow beautiful gardens. I am here to bring in the new culture which has a basic principle of reverence for all life. I am here to co-create heaven on earth. Aho, one love, blessed be!


Barbara Heile

Washington, Virginia, USA

“When the soul wants something to be known,
she throws out an image in front of her
and steps into it.”

This quote by Meister Eckhart was gifted to me recently by one of my sons. It has put my life of painting into perspective. In the past 40 years of painting, she has given me three such images in order to know myself. Woodlands, the trees and the spaces between them. The Kitchen, lit in the evening when the day’s work is done, and most recently, The Birch.

I saw these trees daily on the road between Salzburg and Freilassing, Germany. When I stopped to photograph them the image was made known to me.

The tree was held and supported by the landscape to each side. Nothing reflects my present consciousness more clearly than this image.

The tree is my body, the space holds this body, and we are gracefully becoming one and the same.The visual and visceral impact of this image can have a surprising effect on the viewer. The paintings are a mysterious mix of abstraction and representation.

I make this image in oil and watercolor and collage. I write about my experience of being a woman who paints, walks in the woods, and ponders and feels all of this life we are sharing and caring for on planet earth.

I am a mother of three home grown, home born amazing sons. I live in a beautiful part of the world, near the trees and mountains and fresh water.

Born – 1953
MFA in Painting, American University, Washington, DC – 1982
My original work can be seen in Studio 3 at River District Arts, Sperryville, VA



Bonnie Gloris

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Bonnie Gloris is a visual artist, illustrator, and independent curator, originally from Albany, NY. Gloris has participated in group and solo art shows across the country. She earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (NYC) and is now a graduate student in the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

Bonnie is currently the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.



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.


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.


Haley Hoover

United States

I am a young 20-something full of passion, adventure and energy. While I work a 9-5 job like most of us, I let my creative side sore through my paintings and writings. I enjoy writing about culture, courage and spiritual things. Music inspires me in both my paintings and writings. I love the outdoors and bright colors.


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.


Jenn Allen

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, USA

Jenn Allen is a lover of the natural world and encourages others to find the sacred in the everyday. As a busy mother, mental health counselor and herbalist, she finds solace and healing in her sacred work with the honeybees and the green nations. Jenn leads ceremony, teaches sacred movement and empowers others to heal themselves by adopting practices that heal the earth.


Jennifer Miller

Savannah, Georgia, USA

I’m a writer, a singer and a devoted daughter of the Goddess. Whether expressed through poetry, essay or music, my writing explores my connection with the Divine Feminine and how She is intertwined in all aspects of life. My work has appeared recently in Issue #84 of SageWoman magazine and I blog at Quill of the Goddess. Inspiring others through my words is my divine purpose in this life and I am blessed to be surrounded by others who allow and encourage my creativity to shine.


Jiling Lin

California, Connecticut and New Mexico, USA
Taipei, Taiwan

Clinical herbalist Jiling Lin sees distance and in-person clients on a sliding scale basis, makes and sells wild-crafted herbal concoctions, and teaches herbal, yoga, and nature-based classes in the USA and Asia, primarily in the northeastern and southwestern USA. She teaches with Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Connecticut, the Traditions in Western Herbalism conference in New Mexico, and various other organizations. Jiling travels frequently; contact her to set up a mini class, tea party, or herbal free clinic in your town!


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.



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.


Lyric Benson

United States

Daughter of Actor/Director Robby Benson and singer songwriter Karla DeVito, eco-psychedelic pop songstress Lyric Benson emerged from almost a decade of the study of consciousness and awakening to create her debut album Lyric’s Love Light Revolution — a celebration of her wildly eccentric journey into the throws of divine L-O-V-E! All of her lyrics were inspired and taken directly from the experiences she had over these very unconventional years.

Lyric is an enthusiastic screenwriter (NYU Film), poet, actress, photographer, spiritual teacher and activist. An avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maharishi University of Management with a degree in Vedic Science.

Lyric is now working full time as Teacher and Director of Programs and Outreach for The Wholeness, a growing worldwide organization based on the teachings of Divine Love. All of Lyric’s poetry and lyrics have been deeply inspired by her experiences working with this amazing organization — as they offered breakthrough technologies of awakening to bring the awareness back to the love and truth that is resonating within the heart of us all!

Lyric is also honored and excited to help kick-start GATE’s NextGen: inspiring young artists to change the world. GATE, The Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2009 by John Raatz, Jim Carrey, Ekhart Tolle and David Langer for artists and interested individuals who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.


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.


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.






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.


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.


Simran Singh

United States

Simran Singh is a creative visionary, transformational catalyst and Leading Voice for the Journey of the Soul. Publisher of the Nautilus Award Winning 11:11 Magazine, the only publication to have ever been granted this designation and #1 rated syndicated radio show host, Simran brings to the forefront a unique interpretation blending co-creative power with metaphysics and personal responsibility. Impacting thousands upon thousands with her message, her passionate style takes individuals on a journey into personal power, authenticity and presence. Simran is known to assist individuals in understanding the conversation the Universe is begging to have with each and every one of us along with the energetic necessities to assist in manifesting powerfully. Heralded by leading change agents, best selling authors, world renowned healers and personal development speakers as a unique source of powerful truth, wisdom and content rich dialogue, Simran’s creative resources result in immense growth for individuals awakening to their greatness.



Tracey A. Leigh

London, UK

I discovered a love for words and exorcising my demons through pen, paper, computer and even on my phone. My writing, be it in poetic form or just creative writing, was borne out of a way to therapize myself through my depressive episodes. Sometimes, I can express my joy in words too but for me, true joy comes in color.

In the last 10 years I have let go of the prison of trying to draw and paint precisely by the ‘rules of art’ and meet others expectations of my creativity. I discovered the freedom of loving color and letting the color and texture of paint guide me. Occasionally I will use a brush, but mostly I use my hands to connect directly with the visceral experience of painting.

I believe through this process I am at one with my inner child and together we paint straight from my soul and the Great Spirit.


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:



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.


Wilma Stoltz

Somerset West, West Cape, SA

Inspiring healing is my passion, life is my teacher.

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.