What was your experience growing up? How has that helped you navigate your own journey as a mother?
I am the youngest of 5 siblings, my mother, my soul carer along with my sisters and brother who were a considerable amount of years older than I.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a home that allowed for freedom and a safe space to nurture my own creativity. I'm also thankful that my mother never sheltered me from her own humanity. Thats what I hope I provide my children with - an honest home & I hope that above all else to be their safety and comfort.
You absolutely ooze femininity and creativity, what are you thoughts on the relationship between the two?
My femininity is the driving force behind my creativity, for me the two things exist cohesively. Its hard to explain, even to myself, but I believe that the energy you use to create anything in life, whether or not you consider yourself a feminine being, it must come from the same energy source as the divine feminine because essentially, when we create something, we are birthing it into the world & I use this belief to fuel my art.
What are some of the forces that shape your work?
Sex, skin, flowers, feelings.
What would be your advice to anyone looking to align with their own creative essence?
Surrender to it. Whatever it is, just live it.
As a photographer, mother, herbalist and more, what are some of the ways you incorporate stillness into your life and practice ritual and self care?
I take lots of time for self care, and for me self care is so, so many things, often even the things you mentioned. I find that when you do them with intention, allowing yourself to flow, they become a form of active mediation. I relish in creating stillness in movement & every day tasks.
Nature has a beautiful presence in your work, have you always been drawn to the natural world?
I am the natural world, we are the natural world, I think not being drawn to it is ultimately denying a part of your being.
What has been your biggest lesson?
All of my life experiences.
How can we better encourage and inspire women to embrace and be confident in their bodies through the different phases of life and aging?
Confidence, self love, this is always an ongoing process. There is so much unlearning that needs to be done, from such a young age we are fed ideals and false narratives pertaining to what is the correct way to have a human body. We are taught so much to hate ourselves so that they can pocket from it.
Changing your mindset isn't easy, but its definitely doable. I think the first thing you've got to do is ask yourself is 'what is the point to not loving myself?' There really shouldn't be any.
You’re going places spiritually, physically and emotionally, what can we expect from you in the future?
Ah, so many things! I have so many ideas, and I vow NEVER to hinder myself by not allowing myself to explore every avenue I want to go down & there are just so many. I've also been developing mentorship courses routed in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and spirituality as a way to develop a devotion to self and self love.
What is your definition of a WYLDE WOMAN?
A woman who is herself
Finish this sentence:
I can’t live without… LOVE
I can’t put down… MY PHONE
My go to ritual is… A BATH
I can’t stop listening to… THE SAME SONGS OVER AND OVER
My favorite season is… THE CUSP OF SPRING AND SUMMER
I will never forget… HOW IT FEELS TO BE FILLED WITH LOVE ESPECIALLY IN THE PRESENCE OF MY CHILDREN