Zoe Helene

Psychedelic Feminism, Healing, and Educational Advocacy
by Veronica Castillo

“Females have been oppressed by an extreme power imbalance for millennia, and this imbalance has warped and continues to warp the way we are evolving as a species.” - Zoe Helene

Zoe is a cultural activist who coined the term Psychedelic Feminism. This term is used to describe an environmental sub-genre of feminism that embraces the power of psychedelics from a women’s healing, empowerment, and self-liberation perspective.

I asked Zoe to elaborate a little on psychedelic feminism:

“Psychedelic Feminism is multifaceted, but essentially, it’s about exploring feminist issues with sacred psychedelic plants and fungi as co-evolutionary allies. It’s for anyone on the gender spectrum, because we’re all harmed by the patriarchy and we’re in relationship with each other.

“Psychedelic Feminism is also about ensuring that the community and the field (we’re hearing the “industry” a lot recently, which is too bad) isn’t just another sad, subculture slice of the dominant patriarchal cultural pie. Patriarchy is a product of male supremacy, and male supremacy and white supremacy walk hand in hand.

“All the big isms — sexism, racism, ageism, classism, ableism — are systemically interconnected sub-categories rooted in ‘power-over’ models that have spread cultural sickness across the planet.”

May 2021