The Stoned Chrysalis

For the Woke and Waking

ABOUT ME & US

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Writing a bio is as scary as it is difficult but here we go.. As I was growing up I developed sexually and physically a lot earlier than other girls my age, I felt intrigued and compelled to explore my body from a very young age.

Curiosity and openness has stayed with me into adult life, I love speaking openly with people about sex, love and relationships and have always felt compelled to connect with people on that deeper level ~ particularly women.

 

After many years of trauma, self harm and failed attempts at self love I tuned into the type of healing that worked for me which was meditation and crystal work. The Stoned Chrysalis began in 2012 as a way to share my love and appreciation of crystals through making jewellery and selling raw stones through markets and online,  I felt compelled to share my love of crystals with anyone who’d listen.  

“A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn’t grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It’s true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”
— Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

 

I completed a Diploma in Community Services which included units on Sociology and Developmental Psychology - I was particularly interested in both. I was raising my daughter as a single mother, endeavouring to run a small business, study while being a present and available parent, lover and friend. It was during this time that I allowed my love for crystals and interest in community to fuse. I was interested in community building on a political, social and psychological level, but also spiritually as each of these aspects affects the other. Through this journey I discovered my love of crystals on a sensual level as I started my own personal collection of sexually healing and liberating stones from the powerful Shiva Lingam to the simple (but one of my all time favourites) Green Caclite whom all helped me to take the correct care of myself. I wanted to open up the space via instagram for people to also begin exploring crystals in this way - they had helped me so much with my own emotional healing and journey of self love that the direction The Stoned Chrysalis took was very natural and almost out of my hands. 

 

After my Diploma in Community Services and internship within a large community organisation I am now studying Gender Studies and Sexology.

I hope the Stoned Chrysalis Space is liberating, welcoming and ever changing. I hope to keep learning from the people who share their stories here and for this to become a safe and empowering community.