You are in for a treat! Today we're interviewing Ali Schueler of Wild Woman Speaks. I've been following Ali's work for awhile, and she's played a huge role in helping me embrace my wild feminine nature. She is so inspiring, to say the least!
Ali is a writer and women’s embodiment guide, helping women to “unleash and embrace their wild feminine nature." She is committed to the re-sacralization of the feminine across the globe. Her mission is passionately providing women with experience-based tools that inspire life-changing awakening in the feminine, promoting emotional awareness, spiritual fulfillment, wild self-expression as well as a connection to our bodies and their natural cycles. She enjoys writing and video blogging weekly through her website WildWomanSpeaks.com and sharing inspiration with her Wild Woman Speaks community daily through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This week, she's also launching a free video series for improving your menstrual cycle! You can sign up here.
Let's get started.
10 years ago, how would you have imagined your life right now? How is your reality different now?
Ten years ago, I would have imagined my life to be quite different from what it is now. Ten years ago, I would have pictured myself to be a photographer out in California, having graduated from art school, I pictured having a thriving practice, living in the Bay Area or sunny Santa Barbara. I craved West Coast life, ten years ago. Now? I’m running a thriving online business, supporting women to unleash and embrace their wild feminine nature. I’m back in the Northeast, more in love and feeling HOME here where I grew up in Vermont, than ever before. I could never have imagined being as in love with life as I am now, and I’m so glad it took the turns, shifts and transformations that it did, to lead me here right now.
What inspired you to start your own business? What was your greatest fear getting started? What is your greatest hope?
Since a young age, I knew that I had work to do in the world, supporting other people on their life-paths. I didn’t always know what it was, but I had that feeling deep in my gut, that I had something important to offer that was beyond formal education and the typical career path. After several deeply life-changing events took place one after the other, I had the strongest urge to start my own business. I did not feel ready, whatsoever. I was scared shitless. I had no idea what I was doing. But I did it anyway, because my heart and my intuition said it was time. What most inspired me to start my business was seeing all of the fearless leaders out there in the entrepreneurial world, making waves and changing lives, which paved the way for me to do the same, as well as validating the fact that this is my path. My greatest fear was not having any value to offer, regardless of the fact that I felt like I had so much to offer other women. My greatest hope is to support millions of women across the globe to come back to wildness within.
What do you enjoy most about your work with the wild feminine?
In my work with the wild feminine, I most enjoy witnessing other women having breakthroughs. On a daily basis, I received messages from women sharing profound changes and shifts within themselves that are bringing them home to their inherent wildness. Even though many of those shifts and changes in their lives rock them to their core, hearing the utter power emanating from them as they step back into their wildness, is one of the most beautiful things to witness. You can’t put a price on seeing women come home to themselves.
What has influenced your work the most?
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes book, “Women Who Run with the Wolves” has been the most influential on my work. Reading her book in my late teenage years, really shaped the woman who I am today and has absolutely inspired me on my path of helping women awaken their wild feminine. I call that book my “bible”, because I reference it almost daily for passages of inspiration, guiding me back home to myself whenever I need it.
Who are your favorite role models and inspirations?
My favorite role models and inspirations? There are so, so many. Women owning their power are my favorite inspirations. Specifically? Anaïs Nin, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Artemis (the goddess archetype), Marilyn Monroe, Marie Forleo… the list could go on forever. These women are my muses in life and my absolute heroines.
If your soul could give one piece of advice, what would it be?
You are inherently whole, just exactly as you are. Own it.
10 years from now, what do you hope to be doing?
10 years from now, I hope to be still traveling the world on a regular basis, hosting epic gatherings of women in the spirit of cultivating sisterhood and expressing our wildness all over the planet, surrounded by a tribe of my own intimate sisterhood that keeps me nourished on a daily basis with tons and tons of love flowing in and out of my life. I also hope to own a piece of property in Vermont by then, where I can grow tons of my own food and medicine, watch epic sunsets from my porch, swim naked in spring water flowing through my property, have a vineyard to make my own wine, and a pack of at least 5-10 dogs who all sleep in a king size bed with me at night.
Interested in more? Today, Ali is launching a great video series for having a menstrual cycle that is sexy, sacred, and doesn't suck! If you sign up, you'll receive free access via email to the first video in the series. I hope you enjoy!