Shai Bearden is an inspiring soul and CEO of Wild Sister Magazine; a revolutionary e-mag and global sisterhood of women who rock at life.
The Wild Sisterhood saved me and, over the years, I grew to be an increasingly larger part of it until, one day, it was mine. Wild Sister has been my home for many years.
I was in such an empty place for so many years, and knowing I can help bring women out of that and learn to love themselves makes the tedious stuff more than worth it.
That’s actually part of the reason I ended up working with Wild Sister…I’m really good with the marketing, social media, and business-y side of things. The other part of me is a raging spiritual hippie. If I could spend all day with my crystals and guided meditations, I would. I went to college for philosophy because I love to think, and explore theories, religions, and spirituality. I am also highly intuitive in the clairsentient sense.
There’s a hill at an intersection just up the street from me, and when you drive over it you can see the Atlanta skyline. It’s the perfect blend of peaceful country and city.
Because ‘work’ is mostly a lot of fun and sisterhood-type stuff online, I often work while cuddled up in bed with my husband, or watching something on Netflix. One thing I adore about working for myself is that my schedule is whatever I make it. If I need a breather or just want to go lay under a tree with my husband and read, I can do exactly that.
Not only does this help us get sleepy, but it’s amazing cuddle time AND I know I’m getting some reading in. I have a reading goal for the year, so this keeps me on track.
This means I take a step out of the daily work I have to do to keep it running, and do something to help it grow or become better.
I’m pretty sure activism is coded into my DNA somewhere. I worked for several years with a well-known anti-nukes organization. Nuclear Disarmament, environmentalism, and especially water rights are hot button topics for me. Very few things get me riled up like talks of nuclear weapons or Nestle. Dear Lord, don’t get me started on Nestle. lol.
I want every woman out there to know that they are a beautiful soul, inside and out. Wherever they are right now is where they are meant to be in their journey – learn what you can in this moment, and grow from it. You never know where it will lead you.
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“To the stars on the wings of a pig”Steinbeck signed all of his letters and the insides of his books with a little picture of a pigasus (a pig with wings) and the Greek phrase ‘Ad Astra Per Alia Porci’, which means ‘to the stars on the wings of a pig’. He described himself as earthbound, but aspiring. I’ve always loved that thought, and the pigasus.