Kuna women making traditional cocoa, San Blas Islands, Panama. Photo by Chris Kilham

Global Sustainable Medicinal Plant Trade—Women + Wilderness + Wildlife
New England Women’s Herbal 30th Anniversary
with Zoe Helene

Zoe Helene, founder of Cosmic Sister has been invited to be a featured Teacher at the 30th Anniversary of Rosemary Gladstar and Marie Frohlich's New England Women’s Herbal Conference, August 25 ~ 27, 2017.

If you’ve never been to the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and would like further information about the event, please visit www.womensherbalconference.com. Though the information is about this year’s event (the 2016 WHC), it will give a lot of information about this joyful and inspiring conference.


Global Sustainable Medicinal Plant Trade: Women + Wilderness + Wildlife

For the past decade, Zoe Helene has traveled to remote regions of the globe with her husband, ethnobotanist Chris Kilham, to promote medicinal plants, environmental protection and cultural preservation. Zoe will share stories and wisdom earned while bearing witness to the state of women, wilderness and wildlife on the sustainability frontline and how these experiences called her to champion women’s empowerment through sacred plant spirit medicine. This talk will also explore her role supporting big media such as NBC Nightly News, The Dr. Oz Show, The New York Times, Outside Magazine and many others as a powerful messaging platform for promoting positive change.

Through Cosmic Sister, the company she founded, Zoe Helene supports indigenous people (especially women and children) around the world, giving back to communities by promoting cultural preservation—and cultural evolution—through sustainable plant medicine trade, spiritual and artistic traditions. In addition, Cosmic Sister also supports in-sync non-profit organizations that work extensively with local indigenous communities to help them protect the precious environment they steward, and which they depend on.


Zoe Helene, an artist, environmental and cultural activist, and psychedelic feminist, founded Cosmic Sister, an “underground collective” for women who understand that balance of power between genders is the only way to true sustainability—a system in which all parties (human and non-human) thrive. Educational advocacy projects championing women’s frontline voices are a core concept in Cosmic Sister’s approach to creating positive change. Through these projects, Zoe emphasizes our responsibility—as Earth’s apex predator—to evolve ethically. Cosmic Sister’s educational advocacy projects include Women + Wilderness + Wildlife, LifeSTYLE + Sustainability, and Love Warrior, a collection of interviews highlighting trailblazers in sync with Cosmic Sister’s mission. The company’s trio of psychedelic feminism grants—Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance, Cosmic Sisters of Cannabis and the merit-based immersive Plant Spirit Grant—promote sacred plants (and fungi) such as ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, and psilocybin mushrooms and our fundamental human right to journey with them. Zoe’s work in the field is focused on how exploring the wilderness of our own psyches with these natural allies can be a profoundly self-liberating experience for females in male-dominated cultures. She also speaks out for cannabis as a sacred plant for journeying and an “ambassador” for promoting the greater plant medicine conversation.

August 2017