"Womxn around the world are getting ready.
We are stronger.
Connected to our Ancestors.
We belong to one another and it is from this place
Erynne M. Gilpin
As humans, we have multiple dimensions of our being that come together to create I AM. Some are visible. Some are not. Some are self identified, some are interdependently identified. Identity is complex. It is used as something that both defines us and brings us together, as well as divides us. It is a way that society has created a dominant culture, as well as marginalized communities. There are stories passed down of bravery and compassion, stories of heartache and loss. Internalized, interpersonal and inter-generational oppression. And stories of courageous ones breaking those exact cycles of trauma in their families and with others. It is really powerful and meaningful quest. It is the part of us where we get to do the work around where we came from and who we are, stand in the wholeness of all that is, and work through deep love and acceptance of self and others. It is the dance of allowing everyone, including self, to access the power of their inherent worth. If this information is something you are just learning about, Click Here for more resources or scroll down if you have further questions.
Do you desire to embark on a quest back in time to invoke upon those you descend from? Are you looking to deepen your family history work and transform it into a force that is alive, powerful, and lives within you? I work with individuals on going beyond just collecting names, but we dive into the stories, the patterns, the themes, and the archetypes of ones lineage with the ultimate purpose of deepening ones understanding of self, and strengthening ones conviction of purpose. It is a deeply moving journey where individuals set out on both a very tumultuous as well as heralding experience, calling upon the presence of those before you, and being guided into how to enliven a legacy, or break inter-generational cycles along the way. It is liberating, it is connective, it is restorative, it is a deeply sacred and powerful work.
the intersectional woman
Are you a multi/bi-racial woman? Has it been a life of not knowing where you really belong? Not enough of one part of your identity, but then also failing to fit into the other part? Have you felt you existed in the in-between and not sure of who you are, how to identify, how to love yourself fully, or show up in this world? Is your family's story one that involves being intertwined in the duality of oppressive systems, assimilated, erased, or survival?
You are not alone.
What happens, sometimes, is exiling. Where we send certain parts of ourselves away in order to assimilate or survive wherever we are. What if you could invite these parts of you back, and find a place of belonging for them? What if you could invite them back and find purpose in your being as a whole? What if you could dispel shame, and instead find out that you have a calling to the world exactly as you are in all of your perceived dualities?
It is a deeply restorative journey to embark on, where one must be ready to embrace deep vulnerability and transformation. One will walk away aglow in their conviction of who they are and what their purpose is. This guiding work is deeply healing, and recommended for individuals who are ready to really dive deep and open themselves up for the period of time we journey through. This is personally one of my favorite things to do with individuals, as it usually offers results and understanding beyond what the individual could initially even comprehend for themselves. Consider it an awakening to self, the world, and greater consciousness.
- I am a commitment to reinstating more holistic, community, collective consciousness and earth based attunement towards self actualization rather than using the current model of individualized psychotherapy and life coaching which operates under a more self critical and anthropocentric framework.
- I am a commitment to doing my own work around intersectionality as well as naming power and privilege through receiving personal feedback and holding relational accountability with others in my work.
- I am a commitment to recognizing and respecting Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of the land in which we travel through, and the ineffable and enduring relationship that exists between them and their traditional territories.