“When it is over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Mary Oliver
The Creative Soul Retreat
a four day gathering for women photographers to explore their unique voice in the midst of the chaos, dig deep into their creative lives, examine their limiting beliefs and come away with confidence, inspiration and a supportive community.
My philosophy behind teaching and gathering women…
My soul was thirsty for knowing for a long time. Thirsty for connection, for collaboration, for asking all the questions that make me feel like a fraud, that have me hide instead of being seen. I spent years trying to find my voice as a creative, as a woman, as a human. I spent many of those years living in fear of stepping into who I am and because of that, it has taken me years to find my footing in the business of being a creative.
As women, we have a superpower. When we gather, magic happens. When we gather to learn from one another instead of against one another, we begin to knock down old beliefs and we find that we are one and the same in our experiences, in our fears and in our victories, and yet we each bring a beauty all our own to the world.
As a teacher and a mentor, I’m interested in going beyond just the technical learnings of photography. I’m interested in digging deep into each of our lives and remembering who we are, remembering what our voices have to say and learning and exploring together the best path forward. I am especially interested in remembering that we are, first and foremost, a sisterhood.