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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Davi Ayla

Kilauea, Hawaii, USA

Exploring the vast ways of artistic expression, I delve into the healing arts, land stewarding arts, as well as visual arts. I love to share myself in kinship to the other wild beauties out there, the women who have stepped up, stepped out of their comfort zones and create, create, create.

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.


Genevieve Esson

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

My artwork is an extension of my inner thought processes and how I perceive the world around me. I have a very strong desire to convey the beauty and spirituality of the natural world. I paint mainly in acrylics but also do some mixed media work. Using bright colors and energetic line movement I paint with passion and precision. Each piece is unique and speaks for itself. I am developing at least three styles of painting, they are: Gargoyle, Metaphysical and Medieval. Hybrids of these three flourish, producing at times an affect that is surreal and somewhat abstract. The subject matter varies, but it always tells a story. I want to keep exploring and growing with my art. I am a profound believer in making the world a better place with my paintings. Having an environmental conscience when I create, it is motivating, not preachy. My art is inspired by nature, animals, music, illuminated manuscripts, beauty, color, trees, spirituality and art history. Having to feel connected and passionate when creating, I gather ideas for new artworks as I go about my daily life. Sketching it out, recycling ideas from past artworks, it becomes another project, opening the door for new creativity.


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.


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.


Kalika Fortin

Boulder, Colorado, USA

In 2005, Kalika Fortin moved from the conservative Midwest into an ashram in Colorado. She was immersed in a new and beautiful world of meditation, service and devotional chanting. Captivated by the sweet, calming energy of the morning chants, as well as the lively evening kirtans, it became clear that bhakti yoga was her path. She enjoyed several years in Shoshoni Yoga Retreat’s resident band, Shiva’s Garden, before forming The Pushpams with Mira Gale and Kumara Etzel.

Her debut album, Flowers for Kali, honors traditions lost and found in a gentle offering of uplifting chants and intimate songs.


Kate Langlois

United States

I am a Visionary Artist playing in Contemporary Symbolism and Intentional Creativity. I see Art and writing as tools for re-imagining, for healing and transformation. Compelled to express stories with a social conscience, my work is created as a celebration and prayers of hope. As a Color of Woman Teacher, I offer up these tools using Intentional Creativity through classes and workshops in San Francisco.


Katlyn Breene

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Katlyn Breene has been creating sacred art and Incense for 40 years. Her artwork is a manifestation of her beliefs and can be experienced in homes, on altars and in temples around the world.

She is the creator of Mermade Magickal Arts and handcrafts natural artisan incense and oils since 1984. She is the author and illustrator of many books and articles on spiritual arts, incense and folklore.

Her work includes cover art and illustrations for many Music CDs, books and magazines, here and abroad, Goddess calendars and countless images of the ancient Gods and Goddesses and creatures of myth and magic.

Since 1980 her sculptures, “The Ladies of Magic and Mystery,” have been on display at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Katlyn traveled the world for many years performing her dance and magic act.

She and her husband Michael, known as “Zingaia” create techno-tantra-trance music dedicated to sacred lovers and to the Goddess in all Her many aspects.


Lakshmi Raman

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lakshmi Raman is a Speaker, Angel Therapy Practitioner and Certified Energy Healer who transforms people’s ability to heal themselves with the help of their angel and universal energy. Learn how to find your angels and live your non-negotiables. Contact Lakshmi via her wenbsite. Lakshmi is the co-author of the book Women Rising Volume 2: Embrace Your Story, Find Your Power.



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.


Maya Telford

North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

My fascination with the creative process started long ago and from the early age of four, I have been dabbling in just about every medium. Clay and fiber, along with paint, have been pretty much constant companions over the years.

In the 70’s I had showings at Rembrandt Studios in North Vancouver and was also on the Board of Presentation House. In the 80’s, while living on Maui, Hawaii, I became involved with the artist co-op there and also with the Wailea Art Centre. And in the 90’s I was an exhibiting artist at Galleria Gordana in Fort Langley for eight years.

During the past 15 years, I have been very involved with textile art, both the dyeing and distressing of fabric and also the creation of art quilts with an extensive teaching and online presence. However, over the last few years, my big passion, that of painting on canvas, has resurfaced. I have been creating a large and comprehensive body of work exchanging oils and palette knives for acrylics and brushes. I have also exchanged abstract landscapes for painting the divine feminine in all the myriad forms She shows to me.

I was born and grew up in Montreal until my early 20’s where I attended Ecole des beaux-arts, then relocated to Vancouver with a few years spent in Hawaii. In 1990, I moved from my home in West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley raising my family there. 2008 saw me moving back to the North Shore where I presently live in the Lynn Valley area.

At the moment, as well as my spiritual work and painting, I am embarking on teaching my form of art, contemporary symbolism, with a heavy emphasis on the sacred feminine.


Melissa (Mei An) Reed

Portland, Oregon, USA

Melissa (Mei An) Reed studies interfaces between Classical Chinese Medical Arts and English Literature. Her research has been published in international journals such as The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Arts in Psychotherapy and Roeper Review. Her poetry has been published by Guild Press, Psychological Perspectives, Los Angeles, The Empty Vessel, and The Red Door Literary Journal of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon. She is also an International Baccalaureate Professor of English Literature and Composition, Text and Performance, Theater Arts and Theory of Knowledge. Not only her Eastern-European students, but students throughout the globe mend their souls through literature. Literature makes her come alive and be a catalyst for others to discover what makes them come alive. Literature also takes her to the edge of the world, where perspective allows us to challenge the certainty of completed knowledge and revise our lives.

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.


Pegi Smith

Ashland, Oregon, USA

Within, perhaps, a summary of my own life’s perspectives and observations (yet with no conscious agenda), I’m captivated by the creative process, swept up in the work, the medium and the opportunity.

My hope is that the final works will cause the viewer to immerse and then to emerge with the initial design in tow…moving in and out…with an intentional choice to be there again and again. Energized by life’s experiences and dreams of how it should, or could be if only…

While immersed in a project, there are times when I see it as primitive and at other times refined. Regardless, I am pressed to move forward, aware of pending modifications, yet enjoying the expression of the moment. I work from the canvas with no pre-sketching, but a more innate exploration of my own inner space, while being aware of the necessity to remain open to the spontaneous, hidden dimensions appearing and reappearing on the canvases — with an endless appreciation that color is such an obvious and important part of my life.

Am I discovering aspects of my own identity in the process. Wondering ‘is this about me?’ Maybe so. Regardless, I am there and somehow absent, while the actual painting occurs. Appeared to and appealed to by the urgent necessity to cooperate with what is developing and yet making my own voice heard as a distant director of what must be the reluctant conclusion of that one work…if another is to begin.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing my work with you.


Prem Danielle Tonossi

Crawford Bay, British Columbia, CA

Originally from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, I immigrated to British Columbia, Canada some 17 years ago and now reside in the beautiful Kootenays. My journey in life has always been a colorful expression of Spirit embodied in matter.

My artist’s name is PREM and I am a visionary artist.

I celebrate Mother Earth and the multiple aspects of the Divine Feminine. I see each blank canvas as a portal to the depth of the inner sacred being. Painting is for me a creative spiritual practice, a powerful tool for healing on a personal and collective level.

My new inspirational deck “Multiple Womyn, Who Am I?” is dedicated to the Sacred Feminine Nature, so that we may enjoy the precious aspects of our essential feminine power.

My deep heart’s desire is to embrace life with creativity, passion and gratitude and share this with you!


Sage Woman

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

“Within every weakness lies strength.” — Sage Woman

I am a Shamanic Priestess, Intuitive, Writer and Spiritual Counselor. Through my life’s experiences I have gathered much medicine. This medicine is what has taught me to live from love, not fear. I share my gifts so that others may awaken to theirs. I am a facilitator of The Shamanic Priestess Process™ ~ Dancing With the Medicine and will be devoting much of my time to facilitating circles where I am called.


Savannah Schroll Guz

Weirton, West Virginia, USA

Born in 1974 in York, Pennsylvania, Savannah Schroll Guz studied under painter Alexander McBride at Juniata College in the mid-1990s. After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Juniata in 1997, she became a Fulbright Scholar in Munich, Germany and worked for Dr. Konrad Renger, then curator of 17th-century Flemish painting at the Alte Pinakothek. In 2000, she received her Master of Arts in art history from the University of Pittsburgh and moved to Washington, D.C., where she became the public information officer for the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. While in D.C., Guz became active in the arts community and was closely involved with the D.C. Arts Center in Adams-Morgan. She returned to Pittsburgh in 2005 and currently divides her time between Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Weirton, West Virginia. She is Membership Chair for the Pittsburgh Print Group.


Scott Lockhart

Austin, Texas, USA

I was born and raised on the great high plains of the Texas panhandle.

The big sky above me and flat plain before me deeply shaped my vision and connection to the soul’s expression as poetry and to the visual arts.

As a boy, I was a voracious reader. I also spent a lot of time outdoors. I was either roaming the cotton fields, watching the thunderheads billowing overhead or in the library caught up in some wild adventure on Treasure Island or solving a great mystery with The Hardy Boys.

In the 7th grade I wrote my first book of poetry. It was titled The Infinite Corridors of Time.

That raised a few eyebrows in my family, especially my dad’s.

It wasn’t long after my first book of poetry that I picked up a camera. It was a Polaroid. I fell in love with photography. The first time I peeled the paper off the Polaroid film and watched the black and white image magically pop into view, I was hooked.

My first “official” post was as the high school photographer, reporter and year book staffer.

After high school, I worked my way through college as a studio portrait photographer and dark room technician. I also worked at the local TV station as a cameraman shooting live TV in the studio and on location. I later became a production assistant for a production company and crewed on many art films and commercial film productions. On some of these shoots, I spent time in front of the camera as an actor.

More eyebrows raised.

After college I continued to write poetry, and I was a finalist in two national poetry contests. I was invited to read my poetry in Washington, DC. My poems were published in an anthology of the collected works of the contestants.

For most of my life I have carried a camera and my love for photography, writing, the arts and the great outdoors has never ceased.

My greatest influence as a child came from my grandfather who was a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago. He was a working artist his entire life. He was a kind and gentle man and my mentor in many ways.

I believe my real education actually came from my life lived as a boy roaming the vast open prairies of West Texas, but I was formally educated at The University of Texas in Austin and at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where I studied Sustainable Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering and the Arts.

Needing a day gig, I opened a small landscaping business in 1983. Over time my company grew into an engineering services and landscaping design build firm specializing in storm water management and landscape construction and design.

I was the CEO for 30 years and sold the business in 2012 to devote all of my time to the arts.

During the last 30 years I have lived in Austin, Texas. I’ve raised 4 children along with numerous cats and dogs.

The cats and dogs were a lot easier.

I am currently working on a book titled Love Takes Over as well as a screenplay titled The Last Rodeo. This book showcases my photography, poetry and prose demonstrating the connection of the voice of the soul as it expresses through images of the natural world.

It is my hope that you will be inspired by these words and images to explore the gift that is our lives and the world we all share.


White Woman Drums

Orange, California, USA

Embrace Mother Earth’s Heartbeat with a personally designed Shamanic or Hand Frame Drum. I work with you through internet correspondence to create a drum and beater (Shaman style) or hand frame drum from the things that touch you personally – Gods/Goddesses, Spiritual Reflections, totems, colors, stones anything that touch your heart and soul. The more information from you the more open I become to the Divine Spirit and your personal path, whatever touches you heart also then touches mine and through both of us your drum is a truly inspired gift from the universe.