I'm an artist, a writer, a permaculture teacher and designer, and an ecofeminist cheerleader for #womenwriters. I offer online courses and moderate a global network to help women overcome writer's block and imposter syndrome by finding their niche, building a daily practice, and connecting with nature.
I moderate a diverse global community and teach a series of online courses that combine my expertise in permaculture, movement-based trauma recovery, and the Heroine's Journey to help you develop a joyful, productive daily practice that will lead you to the abundance you crave and deserve.
I've spent my life growing food, making art, writing stories, and helping people design landscapes and lifestyles that regenerate, rather than annihilate, the planet. I started the original chapter of "Food not Lawns," back in 1999, and penned the book by that name in 2006.
Meanwhile, life goes on, politics get more bizarre, and climate change, pollution, and overpopulation threaten our very existence as a species.
And I get it: striking a balance between what we want to do and what we feel like we have to do is a HUGE challenge in itself. Add to that the ongoing struggles most of us face in regards to economics, relationships, and mental and physical health?
Phew! How's a girl supposed to find time, space, and self-confidence to live and share her truth, in the midst of all that big important stuff?
What could possibly be more important than living your truth, telling your story, and growing your own abundance?
Life is too short ignore the unique gifts that only you can bring to the world. And that's why my mission is to help creative women like yourself to find the time, space, and inspiration to live, write, speak, create, and grow the life you want.
Join us for a fun, challenging introduction to using a Heroine's Journey, instead of a Hero's Journey, to craft dynamic and compelling fiction, non-fiction, and memoir.
Are you a writer of fiction, non-fiction, or memoir?
Do you ever feel limited, alienated, and oppressed by the near-omniscience of the objectification, marginalization, and generally bad writing when it comes to female characters in film, television, and literature?
Do you want to create stories and characters that challenge this paradigm, but you're not exactly sure how to translate that into words on paper? Yes? Then this course is for you.
Memoir-manifesto-magical realism...Naked Lady Soup is a year in the life of a childfree post-traumatic 30-something Chicana artist, trying to find magnificent love and a meaningful path to freedom from the patriarchal machine. Guaranteed to make you laugh, help you forget about the chaos in the world for a few hours, and remind you that you already are the person you've been searching for.
I even did the cover art myself! And you can read it for FREE, in exchange for joining my email list. Just pop your address in the box and you'll get a downloadable PDF of the entire novel. Because I want you to read it, and I want to connect with you about your own story, your own ideas, and to invite you to join this brilliant global networking I've built around my work.
Emotional Permaculture: Design Your Inner Landscape FREE online course
How do permaculture ethics and principles relate to our inner landscape, and how can we use techniques of ecological design to be more emotionally resilient, sustainable, and ready for challenges? How can we mimic nature to increase our emotional "yield" to include more happiness, creativity, and abundance? These are some of the questions we'll explore in this FREE online workshop. Start anytime, go at your own pace.
I'm the founding director of Permaculture Women's Guild. Our mission is to elevate the voices of women in permaculture and connect needs with resources through courses,publications, and friendship-based community organizing.
We offer an online permaculture design course that will get you the 72-hour certification PLUS an advanced certificate in social systems design. It's a go-at-your-own-pace, life-transforming learning experience, and it comes with the support of a 40-woman faculty from around the world.