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I feel like I am having a sacred soul awakening. It’s a bit messy. It’s a bit unknown. It’s one part art and two parts Truth and three parts Trust.

It feels like a subtle soul perfume that permeates everything, but not in obvious ways.

It tells me things like:

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Broken Open

Maggie inspired me so much in our journey of creating together and broke my heart wide open. My hope is that her raw and real,  sweet and sassy, courageous and creative voice inspires you to freak your truth. Even when there is fear– something Maggie learned to move through– which you can read about below…

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Watch this woman give birth

Jolette Jai certifies parenting coaches through her company, The Jai Institute for Parenting, and she was one of the amazing women chosen for ArtistPreneurs On Stage.

Jolette created a very intense, courageous performance around her birth and being a mother. Her and I both were excited about sharing this story with you.

I’ll let Jolette speak in her own words…

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A-List ArtistPreneur Sacred Circle. Set your voice + visibility + soulful expression free

“I want to be all used up when I die.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

What is an ArtistPreneur: A woman who is f***ing badassery. Creative and a leader. She doesn’t wait to be picked. She uses her voice and expression as a catalyst to create opportunities for her art, her career, her world.

She doesn’t always follow the rules. Instead she listens to her wild nature. Deep inside, she knows that the whisper of her soul will always put her on the “right” path.

She is committed to fierce self-expression. She lives by the uncommon belief that a fully expressed woman– a woman that is bold in her voice, aligned with her heart, confident in her worth, whole in her body, and playful in her actions—is a woman that can birth anything.

If this is something you stand for, or want to stand for, this sacred circle is for you…

A-List ArtistPreneur Sacred Circle

The cornerstones:

  • Become the ArtistPreneur of your lifeLive, create and take bold action on behalf of your soul.
  • Fierce Self-Expression: Approach every area of your life from your Truth. No apology.
  • Visibility: Perform your personal story in front of a LIVE audience in LA. Total Badassery.
  • Meaning and Adventure: Play now. Feel now. Experience now.

I am inviting up to 10 women to join me on an adventure into the center of your artistic soul.

This is a high-touch, red-carpet (literally) experience for leaders, change-makers, and creatives ready to take a deep dive into your way of speaking + sharing + living as the artist of your life.

If this stirs something within your self…

Learn more + downlead your application right here

 

 


Self Expression; A cry from the Soul

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What does it mean to be a self-expressed woman in every area of my life?

I remember when I first tuned into this question a couple years ago.

If I were self-expressed in my art, I would be really outrageous. I would cuss. I would make poetry videos and AlterSheEgo videos and act on inspiration vs. figuring out what “worked for my brand.”

If I were self-expressed in my voice, I would share my story.  In a BIG way. I would do it on stage. I would honor my past. All of it. I would heal the wounds of shame by speaking about the parts of my life that felt ugly. I would own it. I would honor me. I would no longer hide. Major breakthrough there.

If I were self-expressed in my business, I would offer services that lit my ass on fiyah. I would be 100% me. I would integrate my artistry into my career. I would be so aligned that if my offers didn’t *work* I wouldn’t care cuz I was living my truth.

When I gave myself permission to connect to my True voice (which I call my artist’s voice), I felt a healing so potent, I took a stand so powerful, I felt a fire so red that my whole world shifted.

This healing came by connecting to the deepest part of me. My Truth.

Soul Sickness…

Creative entrepreneurs are feeling sick from leaving the artist out of the equation. When you deny your artist’s voice, you deny your soul.

So how do we bring the artist in?

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Barbie BS

This was written for all the women out there that feel like you are not enough or like you’re “too” much; which are two sides of the same coin.
Ugly. Pretty. Too loud. Too white. Too dark.  Too thin. Too fat.
This is a poem for women that just want to be called… women.

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Sex and sound. A myth for women warriors…

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Come closer.

Listen.

I am going to tell you a story. A story that is full of shadow and light, diamonds and darkness, sex and spirit, sorrow and soul.

Once upon a time….

There lived a good little girl named Light.

She came into the world with a knowing; a sense of things. She would sit on her daddy’s lap and try to explain what she felt.

Darkness. Black. Space.

But not black the color. And not empty.

It was nothingness.

She was tapped into Goddess Kali, a feminine energy that laughs at ego and spits on the face of time. Light had no words to express the depth of Kali and every time she opened her mouth to speak, she was silenced. Only the sound of air was heard as she would… [Read more...]


What do you stand for in your message? Not sure? Read this…

 

Dear truth-freaker,

Today we start with a basic question, that (depending on where you’re at with it) can turn you on and make you jump for joy, make you wanna run with fear and duck for cover, or turn you into a rambling mess of a messenger.

I’ve felt all three of these emotions when exploring the question…

What do you stand for?

Taking a stand is about: Voicing your Truth–not just internally believing in it.

Taking a stand is about: Embodying your truth–It is about honoring your stand so fully that you embody what it is you are standing for. In other words, you live it.

Taking a stand is about: Letting go of what people think. Taking a stand is about willing to accept that some might not agree with you.

 

When I finally claimed what I stood for, it felt simple yet potent. Surprisingly uncomplicated. It felt like… me. And it came down to three words (well one word and one hyphenated word if we’re to be technical).

Fierce self-expression.

I stand for fierce self-expression.

That’s it. So simple. And yet these simple words allowed me to own my truth on a whole other level. It allowed me to confidently claim my stand both verbally and in my body.

Because taking a stand does wonders for your message (and your art, your body, your life), I’ve dedicated today’s blog to a fun Artist Activation to help you get clear on what you stand for.

Ready????

A note: taking a stand doesn’t have to be all deep and heavy. It’s not about taking a stand for outer recognition or to make a splash. It’s about your personal Truth

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Make your art famous. A new paradigm: Part 2.

 

Coaches hang with coaches.

Writers hang with writers.

Singers hang with singers.

Makes sense.

But what if we stirred things up and started hanging in circles that weren’t in our immediate career choice?

I just had a convo with one of my dearest friends and we were catching up on what’s transpired for us. A little backstory: my friend is a life and strategy coach. A damn good one. But she’s got a quirk. She’s obsessed with artsy creatives- like jewelry makers and fashion designers and furniture builders and stage performers.

This friend of mine has had a coaching biz for a while and she did what most coaches do… hung out with other coaches. But recently, her biz has blown up- like pa-pow.

Why?

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For creatives, a new paradigm to build your platform

 

Dear Creatives, Artistpreneurs, and Rebel Rousers,

There is a new paradigm coming. One where you truly get to be all of you. One where you get paid well for being you. I am stepping into this paradigm. It is different. It is exhilarating. I am still learning.  I am ready.

Are you?

Last week I was speaking to an artistpreneur client of mine; an amazing leader whom I adore. Her work in the world is taking off, but she shared with me that she really wants to bring in other sides of her—mainly dance and singing. She wanted to integrate this into her business.

“Girlfriend, I know exactly what you’re talking about,” I said.

As you may know, a little over a year ago, I had the sense that something was missing in my life (and my biz). It was the artist in me. What you may not know is the tizzy I went into when it became clear that I wanted… lots.

I wanted to write a one-woman show. I also had the strange urge to write poetry (strange because poetry wasn’t something I did). I remember watching slam poets and thinking, I want that. I want that kind of expression in my life. At around the very same time, I also felt called to co-create projects with my husband. All of these precious gems came tumbling into my awareness and what followed… was utter chaos.

 

Which way to go?

I felt confused—um, was I now supposed to create a brand with my husband? At the time, I already had a brand called Bye Bye Good Girl.  And when was I going to put energy into my personal brand? My art? How would all this even make sense to the public? Was I just gonna look like one sloppy, indecisive, soom-soom mess?  {Definition of soom-soom, in case you’re wondering, is:  crazy (in Russian)}

“They” say you need to have one niche. “They” say to focus on one thing. And that may be true.

Until it isn’t.

Until someone does it differently.

Until the paradigm shifts.

In my chaotic state last year, I realized I needed a north star. I needed to find some examples of people breaking all the rules in life and biz. And even if I couldn’t find people that were doing exactly what I wanted to do (write a show, create projects with the hubby, mentor women + birth my art—in case you forgot what was on my mind back then), I would look for people that were an archetype, a model, a presence of badassery. [Read more...]