@CosmicSister

ABOUT COSMIC SISTER

Cosmic Sister® is an environmental feminist educational collective founded in 2007 by cultural activist Zoe Helene, who originated and popularized the term “Psychedelic Feminism,” a sub-genre of feminism that embraces sacred psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi, including ayahuasca, peyote, iboga, San Pedro cactus, psilocybin mushrooms and cannabis, as nature’s co-evolutionary allies for healing, self-liberation and empowerment, and for exploring core feminist issues in fresh and exciting ways. Our focus is on informed, intentional journeying from a women’s rights and empowerment perspective in a safe, legal set and setting.

MISSION

We advocate for women, wilderness and wildlife and for our right to work with sacred psychoactive and psychedelic plants and fungi, and we promote women’s voices in the field of psychedelics (and beyond). Educational advocacy is a core concept in our approach to supporting rapid cultural evolution. Our interconnected advocacy initiatives spread the word about good work being done by women around the world. We support women (and people across the gender spectrum) working in and for the environment, human and non-human rights, progressive mind-body-spirit wellness, ethical lifestyle choices and more.

VISION

We envision a healthy, life-affirming balance of power between genders, worldwide. We envision a well world where women are fully respected globally, where their voices are heard and respected, and where a natural, healthy, life-affirming gender balance is restored. We believe that many of the world’s most critical problems are a result of a gross gender imbalance that has been sustained for thousands of years. We do not want our species to evolve in the direction we see the majority of human beings choosing, and we wish to be part of a global cultural shift that helps us evolve more rationally and with functioning minds, hearts and spirits with respect and love for other life-forms and the planet we all depend on to survive. We are passionate about helping to protect wilderness spaces and wildlife species that are currently in crisis or threatened.

WHO WE ARE

CORE TEAM + EXPERT ADVISORY CIRCLE

Our CORE TEAM + EXPERT ADVISORY CIRCLE is a diverse group of powerful, talented women with shared goals and values.

COLLECTIVE

Cosmic Sister is also a diverse collective of kind, creative and courageous women who are contributing in some way to positive change in the world. We're givers and growers, truth-seekers, trailblazers and love warriors. We are interested in healing, empowerment, self-liberation, and human and nonhuman rights. We hold each other’s best interests at heart and have hope for the future.

We hope you'll join us on social media. Cosmic Sister is a safe, welcoming space for all people to freely share ideas and inspiration. Please see Code of Conduct for more details.

VALUES

By working collectively while respecting the journey of each individual, we have greater power to create a better way of life in which all parties truly thrive and to insure we leave behind a world worth inheriting.

WHAT WE DO

We further our mission by:

  1. Promoting positive voices and the work of women who are members of Cosmic Sister and/or who fit the Cosmic Sister profile.
  2. Creating, pitching, placing and publishing high-quality educational materials promoting environmental sustainability, human and non-human rights, diversity and cultural preservation, the arts and sciences, mind/body/spirit wellness and more, with preference given to women who are members of Cosmic Sister and/or fit the Cosmic Sister profile.
  3. Educating the public honestly about the benefits and risks of (legal) intentional work with psychedelics, with a special focus on sacred plants (and fungi) such as ayahuasca, cannabis, peyote, iboga and psilocybin mushrooms, while promoting gratitude and respect for Indigenous wisdom.
  4. Promoting quality products and services that are sustainably produced, earth-friendly, animal-friendly, ethically produced, artisan-made, vintage recycled or repurposed, with preference given to women, women-owned businesses, or organizations led by women (but we do not exclude men). Preference is also given to women who are members of Cosmic Sister and/or fit the Cosmic Sister profile.
  5. Educating the public honestly about the importance and complexity of true sustainability and global trade, with special attention given to sacred reciprocity and cultural exchange through plant medicine traditions, informed mindful trade in fine Indigenous arts and medicinal plants to provide a positive, real-world model for supporting cultural and environmental diversity.
  6. Educating the public honestly about the importance of human rights with a special focus on women’s rights.
  7. Educating the public honestly about the importance of nonhuman rights with a special focus on state of wilderness, wildlife and women on the environmental frontline.
  8. Developing and publishing educational materials that further the mission/vision.
  9. We acknowledge that gender is “fluid,” and we honor men and boys (#maleallies) as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community who share our values and demonstrate outstanding work in support of our mission/vision.

EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY

Educational advocacy is a core concept in our approach. 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 multiple projects that we've broken up into several main sub-sets, with plenty of cross-over and cross-pollination content. Please visit our ADVOCACY PROJECTS page to learn more.

PLEASE SUPPORT

We are passionate about our work and appreciate your SUPPORT. Thank you very much!