This is a unique, integrative experience of Vulnerable Visibility through Archetypal storytelling.
This is an experience that;
– brings like-minded individuals together in a community (anyone else craving human contact over online?)
– learn about shadow archetypes and why this matters in this day and age
– meet your own shadow archetype, see why they serve you and how integrating with them can empower a greater quality of life
– full photoshoot experience including hair, make-up, and styling
– images to use for your own creative storytelling
– opportunity to take as many selfies, reels, and tik toks as you want with other Shadow archetypes
A $200 deposit is required to secure your place. You can then choose to pay the balance weekly, fortnightly, monthly or in full; depending on what is most accessible for you.
Community & collaboration is incredibly important to me! Especially as we work together to bring more connection, accessibility and inclusivity into our world.
I am super excited to be working with Whaia Creations who is the Visionary Artist that channels the mana of her wairua and tipuna through the vessel of Fine Art Headwear and Adornments. Whaia is a fierce Mana Wahine and Indigenous leader who is making an impact in the world with her creative expression, not only with her Feather Adornments but her Sonics of Sound.
I am so grateful to have this woman infusing her craft into this experience for all who are stepping into this expression of Archetypal storytelling!
These are the tangibles, but there’s also something much bigger that you are contributing to by participating in this experience.
The digital space is saturated with curated social media feeds that paint a picture of “live your best life” “6 figure months” blah blah blah, and that’s cool and all – if we can acknowledge that it’s not accessible for everyone. It isn’t acknowledged though, so there is a lot of harm being done. Especially for those who are marginalized with mental illness who buy into this delusion and end up with thousands of dollars in debt and hating themselves even more.
This is something near and dear to my heart because I live with a chronic mental illness and have two children who also have life long illnesses. Fitting into this world is not as easy or accessible for us because our illnesses are invisible and largely misunderstood. Educational systems, work systems, social systems, need a total overhaul to make this world more equitable, not only for those with mental illness, but everyone who is experiencing inter-generational trauma due to marginalisation, discrimination or having their vulnerability profited on by predatory marketing industries.
I have been living in the shadows my whole life, and it’s beautiful here – and I want the acceptance and acknowledgement of the FULL expression of humanity to be the social norm. I want those who live with mental illness to feel safe and accepted within their community just as they are without being told they need to be fixed and need to spend ridiculous amounts to be “fixed”. In order for that to happen we need to recognise the harm that is being caused by not acknowledging the impact of mental illness individually and within the community, and be willing to make mistakes as we learn to do better and be better.
This creative project supports my mission to disrupt the social norms of “live a curated life” and honors the reality of living a “human” life. This project is the full expression of how deeply I love humanity – ALL of humanity, the SHADOW & the light, in a dynamic and creative expression of art.
My hopes is that if you are joining us in any of these creative projects, you are wanting to be a part of this change with me and that this little big mission of social activism for Mental Illness ignites inspiration within you to be a BIG part of this little solution.
As part of my commitment to be a part of the solution to being more equitable to the mental health community, I cost these experiences to be as accessible and equitable as possible with a range of payment plans available. I also seek out local collaborators where possible who align with my vision and values. This creative project is not something that you might “need” as an essential to your daily living, it is something you either desire to experience for your own self-empowerment and/or to be a part of this cause that endeavors to make an impact in the lives of others.
While this has not been priced to make high profits and is mostly covering costs to make it accessible for attendees, any excess profits will be donated to Kookaburra Kids; a not-for-profit organization that supports children who are impacted by familial mental illness.
Ko wai au
Te taha o te whaia
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Pukihikio me te tui o te o marama nga maunga
Ko Mangapu te awa
Ko Ngati Kinohaku te hapu
Ko Ngati Maniapoto te iwi
Ko Oparure te marae
Ko Wetere Tahi raua ko Tiria Eketone matua tipuna
Ko Chris West raua ko Teressa Tahi matua
Ko Kia West
We pay respects to our teachers for the wisdom that has been passed on and lives on through our service to our clients and communities at large.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land from which we serve, the Kabi Kabi people of the Taribelang Bunda Nation.
We pay our respects to the Elders past, present, and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
We honour them for serving as the Spiritual Gatekeepers and caretakers of this land for thousands of years.
ALWAYS WAS ALWAYS WILL BE.