COSMIC SISTER ADVOCACY WORK

Advocacy work is a core concept in our approach to supporting ethical evolution. We have several interconnected advocacy projects in place that help spread the word about good work being done by women (and occasionally men) around the world. Our advocacy work includes the following projects that we've broken up into several main sub-sets, with plenty of cross-over and cross-pollination content.


ECO-FEMINISM

Cosmic Sister's Eco-Feminism educational advocacy projects include Women + Wilderness + Wildlife educational initiative spreads the word about the state of wilderness, wildlife and animal rights, with preference given to promoting women's expert voices on the frontline of this work. We have covered Mother Nature's Dog, New Zealand's Critically Endangered Dolphin, and America's Wild Horses. We care about Wilderness as Habitat, which includes Rainforest preservation and Water is Life projects.


PSYCHEDELIC FEMINISM

Around the world, an exciting Psychedelic Renaissance is rapidly evolving in the mind/body/spirit wellness arena. Women’s voices in the movement are under-represented, even though they are doing important work helping to educate the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and the responsible use of sacred plants in transformational, consciousness-expanding mind/body/spirit work with sacred plants, such as ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms.

Cosmic Sister wants to see more powerful stories about women’s frontline work in this arena to the forefront of public conversation, and is helping to promote a healthy gender balance in this important, exciting frontier mind/body/spirit wellness work. Our three Psychedelic Feminism advocacy projects are; Cosmic Sisters of Cannabis and Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance educational initiatives, and the Cosmic Sister Plant Spirit Grant.

These projects would not be possible without community support. We deeply appreciate your donation by way of our fiscal sponsorship with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Your donation to MAPS for Cosmic Sister is tax-deductible in the U.S. as allowed by law. All contributions made through this form will be allocated to Cosmic Sister, minus modest (and totally fair!) administrative processing fees.

Image: Plant Spirit Grant recipient Julia Moore, Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Tracey Eller


MINDFUL LIVING

Cosmic Sister's Mindful Living educational advocacy projects include:

Mind | Body | Spirit

LifeSTYLE + Sustainability

Stewards of Tomorrow


LOVE WARRIOR

Cosmic Sister's Love Warrior educational initiative is about developing and publishing quality conversation style interviews with a diverse group of expert thought leaders (men and women) who intrigue and inspire. Cosmic Sister has published interviews with experts and trail-blazers in human and animal rights, sustainable business, organic food and beverage, plant medicine (including sacred plant medicine), mind/body/spirit wellness, ethical style and lifestyle, wildlife and wilderness rights, and so much more. We have many great interviews in the works and welcome recommendations!

Image: Sustainable businesswoman Amy Love, Western Massachusetts. Photo by Tracey Eller


CULTURAL PRESERVATION + EVOLUTION + EXCHANGE

Cosmic Sister supports indigenous people around the world—especially women and children—and gives back to communities by promoting cultural preservation, evolution and exchange through educational advocacy projects about sustainable plant medicine trade and indigenous arts, spiritual and medicine traditions. Cosmic Sister also supports in-sync nonprofit organizations that help local indigenous communities protect the precious environment they steward and depend on.

Image: Sustainability designer Violeta Villacorta with Awajún Artisans, Awajún Territory, Perú


NATURAL PRODUCTS MOVEMENT

Cosmic Sister's Natural Products Movement is about voting with your dollar as a powerful force for change. Cosmic Sister supports the Natural Products Industry by interviewing leaders and rising stars in the scene and by developing curated product showcase features that run in a variety of quality venues. Features about triple-bottom-line, sustainable trade, earth-friendly and ethical practices help consumers to understand the authenticity and passion of pioneers and emerging ecopreneurs in this fascinating arena. Preference is given to promoting women's expert voices and women-run businesses, organizations and brands.

Image: Marie with Little Joe in Maca country, Peruvian Highlands. Photo by Zoe Helene


STEWARDS OF TOMORROW

The young people of today will steward tomorrow. All around the world kids are just kids: bright-eyed, openhearted, hungry for knowledge and full of potential. Cosmic Sister's Stewards of the Tomorrow initiative is about providing young people with inspiring mentors whom they can trust, and about preserving precious natural resources and cultural heritage, which they have a right to inherit and we have a responsibility to protect. Our Eco Mom features are part of this project (we have several fabulous new ones in the works). Plus, Stewards of the Future is also about ensuring a future for non-human youngsters, so you find stories about people who are fighting for the rights of wildlife babies around the world.

Image: Island girl in Kava country, Vanuatu, South Pacific. Photo by Zoe Helene


WOMEN + WILDERNESS + WILDLIFE

The Cosmic Sister Women + Wilderness + Wildlife educational initiative spreads the word about the state of wilderness, wildlife and animal rights, with preference given to promoting women's expert voices on the frontline of this work. We promote organizations working to inform and protect as well as individuals and businesses that support those organizations by placing, pitching, producing and publishing quality narratives and interviews of experts and cultural influencers about “wilderness as habitat” issues such as plastic pollution’s effect on marine life and aggressive destruction of the world’s rainforests. We promote the work of experts who are defending the rights of threatened, endangered and critically endangered species.

Image: Baby Kinkajou. Photo by Sam Trull

LIFESTYLE + SUSTAINABILITY

Adorning the body, and creating inspiring settings and objects for life is a beautiful and natural part of being human. The Cosmic Sister LifeSTYLE + Sustainability educational initiative is about demonstrating beautifully and by example how our consumer choices contribute to the earth’s overall health and wellness. By promoting better choices and communicating how and why those choices are better, we hope to inform and inspire more people to make more conscious decisions in day-to-day living without sacrificing a healthy love for and appreciation of esthetics. We showcase fine eco-friendly,animal-friendly and ethical products and services and the individuals behind them, with preference given to promoting women's expert voices and women-run businesses, organizations and brands.

Image: Currents Artisan Basket by Peggie Wilox