Zoe Helene is an artist and cultural activist best known for coining and popularizing the term Psychedelic Feminism and founding the environmental feminism group Cosmic Sister. She believes a true balance of power across the gender spectrum—globally—is the only way humans (and non-humans) will survive, and she sees Psychedelic Feminism as a realistic, practical yet hopeful approach to a much-needed shift of global consciousness. Cosmic Sister promotes women’s empowerment through intentional work with sacred plants (and fungi) such as cannabis, ayahuasca, peyote, iboga and psilocybin mushrooms as a way to jump-start rapid cultural evolution, starting with women.
Zoe travels the globe with her ethnobotanist husband, Chris Kilham, promoting sustainable medicinal plant trade, environmental protection, and cultural preservation. Her work has been featured in Forbes, BBC Travel, Bust Magazine, Playboy, VICE, Broadly, Tonic, LA Yoga, New York Magazine, AlterNet, ABC Australia, Radio New Zealand, and many other top-tier media venues. Zoe has written for and/or been featured in LA Yoga, Civilized, Huffington Post, Organic Spa Magazine, Utne Reader, Reset.Me, EcoSalon, Organic Authority, the Endangered Species Coalition and others.
Psychedelic Feminism—It’s Not All About Us (Humans)
Psychedelic Feminism promotes rapid evolution because it is our moral responsibility, as Earth’s apex predators, to protect and defend non-human beings. We must end the grossly imbalanced “power-over” patriarchal model that will continue to lead humans down a devolutionary path ending in the destruction of life on Earth as we know it.
For millennia, females have been oppressed by an extreme power imbalance that warps the way we are evolving as a species. We carry trauma from violent misogynist actions such as rape, but we also carry compounded wounds from a steady bombardment of barbaric cultural “norms” dished out through systemic sexist messaging in business, politics, education, academia, marketing and advertising, media, entertainment, and the arts and sciences.
Psychedelics have the power to help women, men and gender-fluid people heal, self-liberate and move forward in brilliant and revolutionary ways. We’re in relationship with each other, and with all of life on earth.
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