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Here are 25 Womxn That Are Shifting-Consciousness With Their Work

Happy International Womxn’s Day!

Every year on March 8th, International Womxn’s Day is celebrated around the world and is a time for acknowledging the ongoing evolution in the movement for womxn’s rights.

An equal world is an enabled world. #IWD2020  #EachforEqual

In honor of International Womxn’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge, pay homage, and offer divine reverence to the womxn in our media-niche/industry, who have made a profound impact on our life. It is an absolute honor to bear witness to all of the consciousness-shifting impacts their work, heart, and message has had on the planet!

Thank you all for your contributions to the shift! We see you, we appreciate you, and we honor your creativity and spirit!

Here are 25 Womxn That Are Shifting-Consciousness With Their Work

Maryam Ajayi, Founder of DIVE IN WELL

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Maryam Ajayi is an energy healer and entrepreneur with 10+ years experience in business growth strategy and strategic partnerships across a multitude of industries ranging from politics to tech. Her passions include de-stigmatizing the wellness industry, advocating for inclusive spaces for marginalized communities, and using her voice to empower and uplift others around the world. Maryam and her work have been featured in Goop, The Sunday Times, The Cut, Holisticism, Thirlby, and The Nod. She has worked with countless brands including Nike Women, The Wing, General Assembly, Lululemon, The Girlmob, and Sad Girls Club.

SOURCE: DiveinWell.com

Maryam’s initiative, Dive in Well, is a heart-centered platform and gathering, which is assisting in the (much-needed) expansion of diversity and inclusion in the wellness industry.

Dive in Well provides the resources to make such a change by: 

  • Bringing people together as a catalyst for change in this ever-trending space by creating an environment for connection, learning, and growth
  • Drawing on both the salon model and digital access to present new ideas and put them into action
  • Releasing best practices as a standard for participating and staying accountable

Learn more and donate to the on-going crowdfunding campaign for Dive in Well by clicking here.

Hallie Rose, The Thoughtroom Podcast

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The Thought Room is a combination of edge-of-your-seat storytelling and groundbreaking interviews with celebrated thought-leaders from around the world.

Recorded remotely everywhere from hotel rooms in New York City, to a camper van in Maine; from the coastal forests of Costa Rica, to a picnic blanket amongst grapes in a vineyard in Sedona—host Hallie Rose captures rich, face-to-face interviews and intimate storytelling in a variety of eccentric locations.

Through a collection of captivating conversations in the fields of health, spirituality, and personal development, the Thought Room provides a rare glimpse inside of the rawest aspects of being human. We take a deep dive into examining the events that shape us, the stories we weave, how we label our traumas, reclaim our power, and to what degree our thoughts can shape who we are.

Source: The Thought Room’s official website

Learn more, and subscribe to The Thought Room by clicking here!

Rotana

Source: Rotana’s Official Facebook

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Rotana was born in Saudi Arabia, a beautiful and complicated place. Her music feels like heat, an eruption. There’s a reason for that. Every song she writes, whether it’s about love, freedom or rebellion is an invitation to experience an eruption of self.

We first had the pleasure of connecting with Rotana when she was a guest speaker and performer at WITMA. Witness her dynamic storytelling in the video below.

Learn more about Rotana’s work by clicking here.

Masha Orlov

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With an expertise in fashion, Masha Orlov’s range of work is diverse, from costume design to creative consulting and trend forecasting, styling fashion shows, fashion shoots, music videos, advertising campaigns, TV commercials and feature films.

Her career started in Paris while studying fine art and french, Masha became assistant to Suzanne Koller, the fashion director of Self Service. After 2 years of styling and writing for Self Service, Masha moved on to become the fashion director of Crash magazine.

Since then she has contributed to such publications as Purple Fashion, Numero Tokyo, Garage, i-D, Vogue Russia, Teen Vogue, WSJ and Paper.

Masha has also worked on advertising campaigns and consulted for such brands as Issey Miyake, Alain Mikli, Jeremy Scott, Zac Posen, Christian Siriano, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Swarovski, Stussy, Ebel, CND (Creative Nail Design), Bobbi Brown, Il Makiage and Schwarzkopf. 

And she has worked with many musicians and celebrities including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beyonce, Rihanna, Chloe Sevigny, Bria Vinaite, Lykke Li and Sigur Ros. 

In 2015, she launched The Know Cultural Almanac , with her co-founder Viki Forshee, where Masha is Editor-in-Chief, creating content and creative/art directing photo shoots. The Knowis a new type of almanac: a printed annual forecasting journal that takes a deeply explorative approach to creative inspirations, innovative themes, and society’s phenomena. It is virtually unlimited in its potential scope of topics such as art, photography, lifestyle, fashion, health, environment, and many more. The Know also features promising, up-and-coming creatives with tremendous potential. The website connected to the magazine is : The Know Culture

Masha Orlov is currently based in New York.

Source: MashaOrlov.com

Learn more about Masha’s soul-expanding, and consciousness-shifting work by visiting her publication’s official website, TheKnowCulture.com.

Jessamyn Stanley

SOURCE: Jessamyn Stanley’s Official Facebook

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Yoga Teacher. Writer. Body Positivity Advocate.

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body-positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga.

SOURCE: Jessamyn Stanley’s official website

Learn more about Jessamyn’s beautiful practice, and work by visiting her official website by clicking here.

Sophia Rokhlin

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Sophia Rokhlin is an author, speaker and nonprofit organizer from New York City. Through engaged botany and ecology, she bridges the worlds of indigenous ecological knowledge and Western science. She holds a BA in anthropology and religious studies from The New School and a M.Sc. in Ecological Economics from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ICTA-UAB). She is a Program Coordinator at the Chaikuni Institute and currently directs the sustainable ayahuasca cultivation program at the Temple of the Way of Light, a traditional plant medicine retreat center in the Peruvian Amazon. She is a co-author of When Plants Dream: Ayahuasca, Amazonian Shamanism and the Global Psychedelic Renaissance (Watkins, 2019) on the global spread of ayahuasca. She has worked with several psychedelic harm-reduction programs such as KosmiCare, and is a member on the Ayahuasca Community Committee for the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines. Her research has been featured in publications including the New York Times and the BBC.

Learn more about Sophia’s work, including her book, When Plants Dream, by clicking here.

Chandanni Miglino

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Chandanni Miglino is the Founder and CEO of Chandanni.com. Outside of work, she enjoys painting, running and spinning, but she claims that cleaning the house is her all-time favorite thing to do. Chandani is most proud of the scholarship fund (chandannischolarshipfund.org) she recently launched with her husband, Christopher.  The fund brings together kids from underserved communities to places like India where they experience mindfulness and diversity.

“As a child, I was always very up and down.  My background was a little tumultuous. I was the child of two Iranian parents born and raised in England. Living and growing up in London was amazing and challenging at the same time. 

I was bullied as a child and as I grew up I had this feeling of being incredibly sensitive and wanting to make the world a kinder and better place.  After being an actress for many years in Hollywood, the practice of yoga accidentally entered my life and from there, everything changed. 

It wasn’t until I began to practice Ayurveda that life came full circle for me and I understood that a person could not achieve full potential or fulfillment in life unless they moved into an integrated state of whole health and healing no matter what their circumstances. The spa industry is a platform ushering in these tools and practices as a sacred and functional space where we can create progressive change.

For me, all people need balance, healing, and health as the foundation of their everyday lives.  The spa industry is not only a luxury space, but a revolutionary space that is growing with awareness and importance, day-by-day, as people and the market at-large are seeing its invaluable contribution to our lives and our world.”

SOURCE: Chandanni.com

Learn more about Chandanni’s work by clicking here.

LaRayia Gaston

SOURCE: Larayia.com

“We are revolutionizing unity and empowerment for those who are broken and in search for hope. We are using our light to shine on the often invisible.” – LaRayia Gaston, Executive Director, Founder of Lunch on Me

About:

Lunch On Me isn’t just about food. We are a Los Angeles based non profit dedicated to ending starvation while providing opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit of LA’s homeless community. 

LOM Brings nutritious and organic meals to skid row six days a week, every week and no reaches 10,000 people a month. We redistribute organic food that would otherwise be wasted in order to create delicious and quality meals. 

Our initiatives also include yoga classes, community parties and healing gatherings for women. We believe that radical self-love is the foundation for permanent healing. 

Check our calendar for events and volunteer page for individual or group volunteering opportunities. We look forward to meeting you! 

SOURCE: Lunchonme.org

Learn more about Lariya’s work by visiting her official website, and checking out the Buzzfeed video below, which further explains the impact Lunch on Me is having (and can have) on the world at large!

Lorna Li

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Hi, my name is Lorna. I am an Internet Marketing consultant and online business coach helping visionary entrepreneurs, Light Leaders and agents of change attract their Soul Tribe of loving, epic, mission-aligned fans, prospects, allies and clients.I am also an independent publisher of visionary media.

My platform, EntheoNation, publishes consciousness-raising content about psychedelics, shamanism, and visionary culture, that reaches hundreds of thousands of people each year through iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, and the blog. On EntheoNation, I sell digital information products, online courses, and make affiliate income promoting other people’s spiritual transformation programs. Having successfully monetized psychedelics without selling any psychedelic drugs, I teach my clients the most effective strategies and tactics to monetize any niche. On EntheoNation, I go by my podcast show host name – Lorna Liana. A “liana” is a long-stemmed woody vine, a symbolic reference to my power plant of choice. This is my opportunity to help you understand the person behind this platform, who I am, why I started this business, and most importantly, why I am so passionate about sacred plant medicines.

SOURCE: Lorna Li’s Official Facebook page

Learn more about Lorna’s work by visiting EntheoNation.com!

Natalee Miller

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Natalee Miller is a self taught East Coast native whose work draws heavily on the themes of mysticism, mid-century and 80’s nostalgia, fashion, science fiction, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, ancient civilizations, and astrology, among others. She specializes in fashion illustration, poster design, and colorful murals.

SOURCE: NataleeMiller.com

Natalee’s art has helped activate consciousness, and open new awareness. As our partner in the Amenti Oracle, her eye has animated the ageless wisdom in a new and profound way, and for that, we will forever be changed. Learn more about Natalee’s work by clicking here, and check out her video about how our trip to Rythmia informed her creative process below.

Pea the Feary

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I am Pea the Feary (Faerie) I consider myself an Afrofuturist and Seer. My work is about possibility, potential and realization. I am a strong believer in universal consciousness and I aim to spread the idea that everything is connected. The possibilities of what the universe can provide are endless and all within reach because we are already connected to everything. I want as many people as possible to understand that they are a part of every bit of this world. That gives us the power and the right to make things happen. I believe that a voice without judgement when used, can be the voice that will lead society towards expansion. The same particles that make up the stars in the sky and water in the ocean are in all of us. All that matters is how those particles are arranged. I truly believe that this concept can be understood by my community in such a way that when we implement it we make gigantic leaps.

SOURCE: Pea the Feary

Pea’s art has offered us endless inspiration, and aesthetic medicine that transcends language. Follow her on Instagram to learn more about her work by clicking here.

Brandee Sabella

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Born in Oakland, CA Brandee Sabella is a service-driven entrepreneur, speaker, activist, transformational entertainment artist, and women’s empowerment leader.

She is the Co-Creator of Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica, a leading life program that infuses ancient and modern wisdom, plant medicine, and breakthrough technologies for healing and awakening to one’s highest potential.

Brandee is the Founder of Majesty, a modern-day mystery school that empowers women through retreats at sacred sites around the world. She also founded the MEWE Club, a mastermind group of conscious entrepreneurs, disruptors, artists, and influencers engaged in mission-driven businesses and projects to heal and transform the world.

Source: Brandeeland.com

Learn more about Brandee’s work, including her soon-to-be-launched podcast, by clicking here.

Jessica Golich

SOURCE: ACRONYM OFFICIAL

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While making Detroit her home base, Jessica travels all over the United States to document Top 40 concerts as well as notable events like the High Times Cannabis Cup, Breakaway Music Festival, Chicago Open Air and most prominently The Forbes Under 30 Summit. Her heavy involvement in the live entertainment space has allowed her the opportunity to interview and photograph some of the top names in music including Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Quavo, Wu-Tang Clan, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg and more. Most recently, Jessica launched her very own music publication Life Beyond The Music which has quickly grown in virality. Because of its success, she has been invited to travel to New Orleans in March 2020 to photograph the BUKU Music and Arts project which features musicians from all over the world including Flume, Megan Thee Stallion & Run the Jewels.

Being hired by TikTok’s Creator Growth Program, Jessica has expanded her influence on social media, growing rapidly with over 20+ million views. Unlike her Instagram, which focuses primarily on the promotion of cannabis-related products and her partnerships in the Detroit Metro area, her TikTok account showcases up close and personal concert footage along with behind the scenes glimpses with some of your favorite Pop and Hip Hop acts. TikTok takes the cake for platforms that highlight authenticity and Jessica’s footage make users feel like they’re right there with her in the front row. As an inspiring entrepreneur and creative professional, Jessica Golich continues to bypass expectations by making a name for herself through humanized approaches to remarkable content, interviews and information about progressive movements and values.

A former writer for Evolve and Ascend, and forever-source of heart-centered writing, sharing, and content, we adore Jessica and have been absolutely thrilled to witness her continued evolution into expansiveness. To learn more about Jessica’s work, please visit her website by clicking here.

Sarah Zucker

SOURCE: Sarah Zucker’s Official Facebook

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Sarah Zucker is a writer and artist based in Los Angeles.

Her work merges the gorgeous and grotesque through humor, psychedelia, mysticism, and the interplay of cutting edge + obsolete technologies.

She works across mediums, specializing in mixing digital and analog video techniques and the use of VHS. Her GIF art has been viewed over 4 billion times. She incorporates elements of performance, drawing, painting and collage into her interdimensional rainbow transmissions.

She writes Short-Form Comedy, Television/Feature scripts and Arts + Culture articles. She was a finalist for the 2017 Women in Film / The Black List Episodic Lab. She created several short-form comedy series for Super Deluxe

She runs the curatorial project and Art Apparel line Fancy Nothing.

She runs YoMeryl, an art + animation studio, with partner Bronwyn Lundberg.

She became a Jeopardy! Champion on September 27th, 2013.

Clients and Publications include: Super Deluxe, NowThis, The City of West Hollywood, The Brooklyn Museum, AMC, MTV, Universal Music Group, Tumblr Creatrs, Into, HuffPost, Book + Film Globe, The Center for Disease Control, Electric Objects and more.

She co-produced Prism Pipe, a monthly visual music event, at pehrspace in Los Angeles from 2014-2016. 

She holds a BA in Theater/Creative Writing for the Media from Northwestern, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU.

SOURCE: SarahZucker.com

Learn more about Sarah’s work by visiting her official website by clicking here, and be check out her collection of awe-inspiring GIFS on GIPHY!

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Lizzy Jeff

SOURCE: LizzyJeff.com

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Lizzy Jeff’s passion for sacred plant medicine, sensuality and creative expression has placed her at the top of a new wave. She is the leader of a new, emerging renaissance, dedicated to elevating consciousness through cannabis education, social awareness, & curated community events.

 She’s an activist for spiritual evolution.

Lizzy is a true renaissance woman that has curated and hosted over 100 experiences and performed at dozens of pop ups, festivals and community gatherings. 

As the creator and founder of Zen & KushLizzy Jeff has built a loyal and thriving community in which she empowers thousands of people on a daily basis. 

Get a sweet taste of the vibe by exploring this website and allowing yourself to ride the cosmic wave curated by the Rap Priestess and Medicine Woman, Lizzy Jeff. 

SOURCE: LizzyJeff.com

Check out our panel with Lizzy Jeff (alongside Sarah Zucker, Whitney Miller, and Udo Erasmus) from WITMA Los Angeles 2019 below, and learn more about her work clicking here.

Kimberly Carter-Gamble

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Kimberly Carter Gamble, alongside husband Foster, is the creator of THRIVE, a globally-acclaimed documentary that has been seen by over 84 million people around the world and translated into 27 languages. The movie has grown into a Movement with more than 1000 Solutions Groups from 100 different countries.

To learn more about Kimberly’s work, please visit their website, and check out their documentary THRIVE below.

Ora Nadrich

SOURCE: OraNadrich.com

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Ora Nadrich is founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity, named in the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time by BookAuthority. She is a certified life coach and Mindfulness teacher, specializing in transformational thinking, self-discovery and mentoring new coaches as they develop their careers.

Ora’s rare combination of insight, intuition, compassion and charisma has made her one of the most effective and sought-after coaches in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Conscious Lifestyle Magazine, Fast Company, Success Magazine, Spirituality & Health, Elevated Existence, NBC News, LA Yoga Magazine, Yahoo! Health, and many more.

Celebrated spiritual teacher and best-selling author Marianne Williamson counts Ora as a source of inspiration, noting, “Ora Nadrich is a treasure. Her voice bears the passion of her own experience; she’s able to reach deep into our hearts because she’s culled so much wisdom from her own. When she speaks, I listen; when she writes, I read it; when she gives advice, I heed it. Her sparkle and power are not to be missed.”

From a very early age, Ora has been a seeker of knowledge, with a particular interest in discovering how our thoughts work. Her lifelong journey towards this inner awareness, along with her distinctive combination of intuition and compassion that allows her to open up avenues of trust and connection, eventually led to her becoming a life coach and developing her simple yet effective questioning method, designed to uncover both the pitfalls and potential our thoughts have in determining our destiny. 

SOURCE: OraNadrich.com

Learn more about Ora’s work, including her books Live True and Says Who by clicking here.

Bri Luna, The Hood Witch

SOURCE: Bri Luna’s Official Instagram

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The Hoodwitch was a website and project that I had been working on for over a year. It started as a fun play on words, but also as a reference to the curanderas and the wise women in the neighborhood botanicas that I grew up in. These wise women were the healers. They were the shoulders to cry on, they could give you a recipe to clear up your colds, bring love into your life, or protect your flower garden. They are the beacons of light for their community and that has always inspired me. This experience has allowed me to explore my understandings of metaphysics, folk medicine, and wellness in ways I never thought possible. I have always believed my purpose in this life was to share, uplift, support, and spread love to the world around me.

SOURCE: TheHoodwitch.com

Paving the path, and opening portals for aspiring witches, soul-seekers, and workers of magick, Bri’s work has been invaluable to the shift in consciousness around this sacred practice. To learn more about her work, please visit TheHoodwitch.com, or follow Bri on Instagram by clicking here.

Valeria Ruelas, The Mexican Witch

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Valeria Ruelas, “The Mexican Witch” was named one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s most influential Instagram witches and is currently the celebrity tarot reader for Viva Latino on Spotify. She is a natural born intuitive and bruja and is currently offering tarot readings and spiritual guidance sessions for clients all over the world via phone, video or in person in New Orleans. 

SOURCE: TheMexicanWitch.com

Valeria is a bright-light, offering magic, wisdom, and sacred laughter to all on her Instagram account and through her new book Cosmopolitan Love Potions: Magickal (and Easy!) Recipes to Find Your Person, Ignite Passion, and Get Over Your Ex (Cosmopolitan Love Magick Book 1).

Check out Valeria on our panel at WITMA New York (along with Sophie St. Thomas, Nicla DiCosmo, Danielle Paige, and Dr. Nitin Ron) below, and learn more by clicking here.

Jessica Lanyadoo

SOURCE: LoveLanyadoo.com

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Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium with fans and clients across the globe. She has been working to help people help themselves in one on one consultations since 1995, and writing her weekly horoscope since 2003. Lanyadoo is the host of the popular show, Ghost of a Podcast, and co-hosts TLC’s digital show Stargazing on Facebook Watch. She is currently the resident astrologer for Girlboss (USA), and Chatelaine (Canada).

Lanyadoo was the Astrologer for the San Francisco Bay Guardian from 2003 until it closed in 2014. She has been the Astrology columnist for varied publications, including The Hoodwitch, Target,

Martha Stewart’s Body and Soul Magazine, On Our Backs Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and Rookie.

Lanyadoo was the weekly advice columnist for The Bold Italic. She has lectured  extensively on Astrology and is well respected within the Astrological community for her unique and pragmatic approach. She was named the best psychic in San Francisco by both Refinery29 and SF Weekly. 

“The work I do is not fortune telling; my goal is to counsel you towards greater insight and help you cultivate strategies that help you help yourself.” says Lanyadoo. “I just love what I do!”

SOURCE: Jessica Lanyadoo’s official website

Learn more about Jessica’s work by clicking here!

Rachel Sarnoff

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff has extensive experience developing strategies for mission-driven brands and organizations, with a specific focus on sustainability, circular economy, and zero waste. She was Executive Director of ocean conservation non-profit the 5 Gyres Institute and Healthy Child Healthy World, which became a program of the Environmental Working Group. A thought leader and former journalist, Rachel appeared on the “Today Show” and “CNN,” among others; her talks include “Can One Straw Change The World?” (TEDxSantaBarbara, 2017) and “Fashion’s Role in Solving Plastic Pollution” (Business of Fashion VOICES, 2018). She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

SOURCE: Linkedin.com

Learn more about Rachel by checking out her TEDx Talk below, and visiting this link to read our in-depth interview about her work.

Shelby Hartman and Madison Margolin (DoubleBlind Magazine)

DoubleBlind founders Shelby Hartman and Madison Margolin.
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Shelby Hartman is a reporter and editor specializing in psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and mental health. Her work has appeared in VICE, Quartz, the Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, among others. Shelby worked in broadcast news production for CBS News, covering presidential elections, protests, natural disasters, and other breaking news. Spurred by a passion for print and investigative reporting, she transitioned to magazine writing, working as an editor at Pasadena Magazine and receiving her Master’s Degree in long-form journalism from Columbia University in 2015. Since then, Shelby has worked as a columnist at LA Weekly and an editor at Herb, the largest cannabis media company, with extensive features on post-traumatic stress disorder in the veteran community, the cannabis industry, the psychedelic research boom, and the popularization of ayahuasca. More info: shelbyannehartman.com

Madison Margolin is a Los Angeles/New York-based journalist covering psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and spirituality. Having written for Playboy Magazine, Rolling Stone, Nylon, VICE, LA Weekly, High Times, Tablet, and other outlets, she also edits feature-length content for Civilized. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School and UC Berkeley, Madison has traveled everywhere from pot farms in the Emerald Triangle to the shores of the Ganges River, and all over Israel-Palestine, exploring the role of plant medicine in religion, mental health, and conflict resolution. She got her start in journalism with a column on cannabis at the Village Voice, after having lived in south Tel Aviv working with Eritrean refugees. With more than 4 years’ experience covering cannabis and other drugs, Madison has spoken on topics like social equity, cannabis feminism, cannabis journalism, and so forth at conferences like Digital Hollywood, the Association of Alternative New Media, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Rind’s Women in Cannabis, Pepperdine’s Cannabis Law Symposium, and others. More info: https://www.madisonmargolin.com/

Shelby and Madison’s work with DoubleBlind has set a new standard in psychedelic journalism, and their integrity, authenticity, and eye for aesthetics have been nothing short of inspiring. Learn more about their work with DoubleBlind by clicking here.

Pema Khandro

SOURCE: NGAKPA.org

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Pema Khandro is the founder and spiritual director of Ngakpa Intl. She is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, humanitarian and scholar specializing in the philosophy and practice of Tibet’s Buddhist Yogis.

Pema Khandro is the spiritual leader of the Buddhist Yogis in North America, the founder of the Yogic Medicine Institute, three residential centers and Ngakpa House, a charity which supports the education of children and elders in the Himalayas. Her mission is to make in-depth Buddhist education accessible to students, teachers and leaders.

Pema Khandro is an authorized Lama and lineage holder of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages and one of few westerners recognized and enthroned as a tulku. She is a teacher of Dzogchen and Vajrayana Buddhism, teachings that emphasize cultivating awareness and presence as the goal of the path.

Pema Khandro specializes in the teachings of Dzogchen, Chod and the Six Yogas; esoteric Buddhist practices for lay people and householders which focus on direct access to cultivating intrinsic wisdom.

She was ordained in the Nyingma tradition and was authorized to pass this non-monastic lineage of ordained Buddhist Yogis, also known as naljorpas and ngakpas on to her students, a task which she has been dedicated to since 1999.

Pema Khandro’s teachings and activities emphasize the importance of the body-mind connection, natural health and nutrition. She is certified as Tibetan Naturopath and has led dozens of courses in nutrition, yoga teacher trainings, yoga therapy trainings, meditation trainings and courses in natural medicine for health practitioners from every field.

SOURCE: NGAKPA.org

Learn more about Pema’s work by visiting her website by clicking here.

Seher

Source: seher.co

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born to pakistani immigrants in the san francisco bay area, i grew up between the east and west coasts. for university, i attended the wharton school and initially attempted a traditional path in corporate marketing. ultimately, my love for entrepreneurialism and creativity beckoned, and i became a freelance photographer and writer. today, i view myself as an inter-disciplinarian; 

as a multidisciplinary artist, community facilitator, creative strategist, and speaker, the heart of my work is rooted in healing and social change— and their inextricable link to art, media, and culture.

my purpose is to create potent and inspiring medicine — projects, initiatives, works, spaces, movements— to help elevate the way we exist as humans;

without question, my own healing journey opened me to the privileged life i live, the way i choose to exist, and how i view the world today; it is in my bones to weave a healing ethos into everything that i do, and in large part, it is the lens through which i view activism and paradigm shifting.

i believe that success is not reaching the pinnacle of single trajectory, but instead staying true to what brings joy and fulfillment to an ever-evolving self; in harmony with this flow, i wear many hats and am guided by intuition— celebrating any twists and turns that spring from living my truth; on this path, i welcome adventure into the new, odd, unconventional, and unknown.

SOURCE: seher.co

Seher has been an incredible ally on the path. Her radical honesty, inspiration, and wisdom has had an incredible impact on how we view the world and wish to use our platform. We highly suggest checking out her work by visiting her official website and clicking here.

Is there someone you would like to add to this list? Comment and let us know a womxn who has inspired your life, and helped on your path to awakening!

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