As a child, I lived back and forth between the Mojave Desert & the end of a dirt road in Northern Michigan. These landscsapes-- and my folks-- taught my sisters and I resilience & the art of homesteading from a young age (gardening, canning, stacking wood, tending animals, etc.) and fostered a deep love of wide open spaces where we could explore the mystery of things. I recall clearly eating juicy desert tendrils from a neighbors front yard after school & gathering morels, fiddleheads and wild berries with my dad in the woods, where he would try to teach me all the names of trees. My paternal grandmother, with a bloodline she referred to as having "a little bitta squaw in us", was a plant whisperer.
When I became a mama, I drew from this deep well of practical & reverent living which I wholeheartedly embraced while strengthening those roots in the fertile soil of my innate curiosity of wildness. My earliest explorations in solidarity, healing & empowerment began with herbs because herbalism was the most accessible to me; living in a community where Wise Women roam freely & share intently. I continue that tradition with deep gratitude for my lineage of wise elders.
I've gone on to study, gather & embody wisdom and empowerment for myself through a lifetime of reverence for Gaia; Mother Earth, Home Base, The Mother Ship. Sometimes my work has been in classrooms, books, online learning/ online schooling, in fields, on bodies, and just as many times it has been deep in the sacred landscape of my own being. Learning to accept, love, heal, value & appreciate my own story has given me the deepest sense of urgency to help all women on their path to liberation from the shackles of societal & self oppression with online courses aimed at shifting our perspectives and opening our hearts to enrich our experience as women in a world that cries out for our way of showing up. We have been conditioned to believe a false narrative & limiting beliefs about ourselves, our potential and each other. Let us all unlearn together with online classes that support us in these times.
Earth Based Feminine Leader
Wise & Wild Woman
Tree Hugging Dirt Worshipper
Daughter Sister Mama Lover
Fire Keeper & Story Weaver
Founder of SHE/Skool
A little deeper dive into the herstory of SHESkool!