Lady Bios

  • C. Ara Campbell [ united-states ]

    Ara CampbellC. Ara Campbell is a mystic visionary writer, spiritual teacher, cosmic reader, intuitive, artist, photographer, and founder of The Goddess Circle which explores the wild, mystical and sacred expression of the feminine. She is dedicated to the awakening and embodiment of divine truth, and to the discovery of purpose, authentic voice and unique medicine that is found within each of us. Her deep calling is to aid others in midwifing this into being and merging into the alchemy of all that they are and to live from this place of conscious, present authenticity. She has a great love for the wilderness, animals, astrology, and music. She has a lifelong passion reading tarot, working with the energy of the moon, crystals and the planets, and tapping into the magic of the Earth energies for healing. She is deeply connected to the divine, to the unseen and to the sacred cosmic flow. Ara can usually be found with her head in the clouds snapping photos, practicing yoga, spending time painting or channeling inspirations to share with the world. She has been featured in numerous online publications, interviews and Summits as well as facilitating The Priestess Awakening Program Online. She is in the process of writing her first book and has recently published an online eBook Astrology & energy almanac. See Ara's website The Goddess Circle.
  • C. JoyBell C. [ united-states ]

    C. JoyBell C.  is an American author of poetry and literature books delving mainly into philosophy of mind, esoterism, and all other things wise and wonderful. Her words are quoted by movers and shakers of this age (people she often refers to as being "much bigger" than herself) and have become a genuine source of inspiration, transformation and discovery for many the world over. But when asked, "Who are you?" she will simply say, "I am me." Her official website.
  • Carol Burnett [ united-states ]

    carol burnettCarol Creighton Burnett (born 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer, whose career spans six decades of television. She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show. Carol married her college sweetheart Don Saroyan on December 15, 1955 and divorced in 1962.  In 1963, Carol married TV producer Joe Hamilton, a divorced father of eight, who  would produce The Carol Burnett Show, among other projects. The couple had three daughters. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1984.  In 2001, she married Brian Miller, principal drummer in and contractor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, who is 23 years her junior.
  • Caroline Myss [ united-states ]

    Caroline Myss Caroline Myss (1952) is an American author of  Anatomy of the Spirit, Why People Don’t Heal and How They CanSacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, Entering The Castle, Defy Gravity.and  Archetypes: Who Are You?  She describes herself as a medical intuitive and a mystic.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism  in 1974 and started her career in journalism in Chicago. Caroline pursued a master’s degree in theology from Mundelein College, Chicago, which she completed in 1979. Caroline hosted her own TV show and has published many other books. She tours internationally as a speaker on spirituality and mysticism.  
  • Carolyn Riker [ united-states ]

    carolyn rikerCarolyn Riker, MA is a counselor, educator, writer, and poet. She is also a certified instructor for journal writing and provides workshops. She finds comfort and balance in her kids, nature, music, and her sweet cat, Copper. She’s a regular columnist for Rebelle Society, Women's Spiritual Poetry Blog and The Tattooed Buddha, as well as her own blog, Magic of Stardust and Words.
  • Carrie Fisher [ united-states ]

    Carrie FisherCarrie Frances (born 1956) is an American actress and writer and is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy (1977–83) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Carrie is also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge, and the screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and its nonfiction book, Wishful Drinking, based on the show. Carrie is the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Carrie describes herself as an "enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God. Fisher has publicly discussed her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her addictions to cocaine and prescription medication.    
  • Carrie Underwood [ united-states ]

    Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood (born 1983) is an American country singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, and has since become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has earned numerous accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, nine American Music Awards and a Guinness World Record. Carrie established the Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation in 2009. The foundation helps with general causes, needs and services in the area of Checotah (her hometown) to directly impact the community. She is a supporter of animal rights the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)  Carrie has also done a "Protect Your Pets" public service announcement for Do Something. In 2010, Underwood became the official spokesperson for the Pedigree adoption drive. She is married to Mike Fisher.
  • Cassandra Clare [ united-states ]

    cassandraclare-americanCassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004 and turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006. For more info go to her website and blog.
  • Catherine M. Wallace

    Catherine M. Wallace was born 1950, Chicago, Illinois. In her words: I am a cultural historian and literary critic on the faculty of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. I teach storytelling to medical students, because that's one way to help them learn to listen skillfully to patients' stories. I also try to help both students and supervising faculty to survive the process of thesis-writing in medical humanities and bioethics. I get to eavesdrop on some amazing work. Visit Catherine's website where she confronts Christianity and defends her far left views.
  • Cecilia Beaux [ united-states ]

    Cecilia Beaux (1855 –1942) was an American society portraitist, in the manner of John Singer Sargent. She was a near-contemporary of American artist Mary Cassatt and also received her training in Philadelphia and France. Her sympathetic renderings of the American ruling class made her one of the most successful portrait painters of her era. At 32, despite her clear success in Philadelphia, Cecilia decided that she still needed to advance her skills. She left for Paris with cousin May Whitlock, forsaking several suitors and overcoming the objections of her family. There she trained at the Académie Julian. In choosing male company she selected men who would not threaten to sidetrack her career. In 1895  she became the first woman to have a regular teaching position at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she instructed in portrait drawing and painting for the next twenty years. Cecilia never married.
  • Céline Dion [ canada ]

    celine dionCéline Marie Claudette Dion (born 1968) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, businesswoman and occasional actress. Born into a large family of 14 children, Céline emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record. In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world. Céline has promoted the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) since 1982, and became the foundation's National Celebrity Patron in 1993. She has supported "World Children's Day", a global fundraising effort sponsored by McDonald's. The effort raised money from more than 100 nations and benefited orphanages and children's health organizations. After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Dion donated $100,000 to China Children & Teenagers' Fund. Since 2004, she is involved with the Québec gay community by supporting the publication of health and HIV prevention materials in Gay Globe Magazine. Céline's website.
  • Charlotte Brontë [ europe ]

    Charlotte BronteCharlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works  which includes Jane Eyre, under the pen name Currer Bell. She also wrote Villette, Shirley, Emma and the Professor. Charlotte's  mother died of cancer in 1821, leaving five daughters; two of which would die of  tuberculosis in June 1825 because of poor conditions in their school. Their father brought them home and would school the 3 sisters there for a time. Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls in 1954.  She became pregnant soon after her wedding, but her health declined rapidly because of perpetual nausea and ever-recurring faintness. She died, with her unborn child, on 31 March 1855, aged 38. Her death certificate gives the cause of death as phthisis (tuberculosis).
  • Charlotte Bunch [ united-states ]

    charlotte-bunch-americanCharlotte Bunch (born 1944) is an American feminist author and organizer in women's rights and human rights movements. Charlotte  is currently the founding director and senior scholar at the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is also a distinguished professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers. She was a history major at Duke and graduated magna cum laude and was involved with many groups such as the Young Women's Christian Association and the Methodist Student Movement. She participated in "pray-ins" organized by the Methodist Student Movement at Duke University, but later took a "break" from Christianity because of the homophobia within the religion. She has been extremely active in political movements for decades and is openly lesbian. She found inspiration for being a women's and human rights activist through her family's dedication to "activism as good works". Read more...
  • Charu Agarwal

    Charu AgarwhalCharu Agarwal is a yoga teacher, counselor, alternative healing practitioner and above all an ardent seeker. She practices and teaches Patanjali’s classical Ashtanga Yoga as a means for mindful living, self-inquiry and self-empowerment. She is passionate about sharing the gift of yoga with others and assisting them on their journey home. Charu teaches at Dhyānā, her Studio for Yoga and Wellness in Gurgaon, India.  She finds deep solace in expressing her innermost feelings through poetry and loves to retreat into nature, sketch, read and spend time with her family. Connect with Charu via her websiteFacebooktwitter.
  • Cheryl Richardson [ united-states ]

    cheryl-richardsonCheryl Richardson is from the US. From her blog: In the past, I’ve sacrificed my health and my relationships for work, given to others at the expense of my own needs, and watched my dreams slip through the cracks of a busy life. As a result, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to put an end to the madness. And, as I grow and evolve, I share the practical tools and resources I use myself, in the hopes that it helps you to improve your own life. Self-care is good for the planet. From years of personal experience, as well as coaching great men and women, I’ve come to understand that selfishness leads to selflessness. When we care deeply for ourselves, we naturally begin to care for others – our families, our friends, our greater global community, and the environment – in a healthier and more effective way. We tell the truth. We make choices from love instead of guilt and obligation. Learn more about Cheryl on her website.
  • Chieko Okazaki [ united-states ]

    Chieko Okazaki Chieko Nishimura Okazaki (1926 – 2011) was first counselor  and first non-Caucasian to serve on the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1990 to 1997. Okazaki was born and raised in Hawaii as a Buddhist, the daughter of Hawaii-born parents of Japanese descent. At the age of fifteen she converted to the LDS Church, later married Edward Y. Okazaki and had two sons. Professionally she was an educator and taught in Hawaii, Utah, and Colorado, and was also an elementary school principal. Books by Chieko Okazaki including Lighten Up, Being Enough, Cat's Cradle and Sanctuary.
  • Christina Baldwin [ united-states ]

    Christina Baldwin Christina Baldwin  is an eloquent and witty speaker and educator who integrates the spiritual journey and the practical path in her retreats and workshops. She has taught nationally and internationally since the mid-1970s, and has contributed classic books in the emerging bodies of knowledge around personal writing, group process and spirituality. Her first work, One to One: Self-Understanding through Journal Writing. Christine  and author/educator Ann Linnea manage PeerSpirit, offering a variety of consulting seminars, practica, and wilderness programs. Their clients include health care corporations; health care delivery teams: university administrations, faculties, and graduate student programs; church congregations and religious administrative offices; provincial government housing administrations; Federal Corrections administration; industrial manufacturing teams; software development staff and project teams.  
  • Christine Langley-Obaugh [ united-states ]

    ChristChristine Langley-Obaughine Langley-Obaugh became a caretaker at the age of thirteen when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. In 1989, Christine was exposed to a trauma and furthermore, she understands what can happen when a trauma is not processed. Christine  holds her Master’s in Education in Community Agency Counseling from George Mason University. In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Radford University. Christine has served as a Bereavement Counselor and Medical Social Worker for Blue Ridge Hospice and as a Psychotherapist for Crossroads Counseling. Christine has trained under Kathryn McCormack-Chen, RN, LCSW, LSATP who is an advanced certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) trainer and facilitator and who has treated trauma survivors, some of whom were at the Pentagon on 9/11. Christine is trained in both Life Stress Reduction and Traumatic Incident Reduction. Have a look at Christine's website called STREST.
  • Clara Hughes [ united-states ]

    Clara Hughes Clara Hughes, (born 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals (one gold, one silver, two bronze) over the course of three Winter Olympics. Clara Hughes was named to both the Order of Manitoba and as an Officer of the Order of Canada  Clara  is involved with Right To Play, which is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sports to encourage the development of youth in disadvantaged areas. Among many awards Clara  received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame and  was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Clara uses her past struggles with depression to relate to others and to help combat issues including the stigma involved with mental health issues. "Hughes battles deep depression, which threatens to derail her life. Since 2013, Hughes has initiated annual bike rides across Canada in order to raise awareness about mental health.  
  • Clara Martin [ canada ]

    clara martin(Brett) Clara Martin was born, and spent her entire life in Toronto, Canada. She was  the youngest of the 12 children who were all well educated. In 1890, she obtained a mathematics degree from Trinity College and began a teaching career. But when, in 1891, she made known to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) that she sought admission to the bar, an extraordinary sequence of events was put in motion. Some of the trash Clara had to put up with:“because of the natural limitations, duties and delicacies” of women, their admission to the practice of law would “bring shame and ridicule on courts of law” Clara Martin, barrister and solicitor, made her way through several Toronto law firms eventually opening up her own firm in 1906, at 125 College Street. But succeed she did, mostly in family law, wills and estates. She was an enthusiastic public speaker and spoke on the issue of women voting rights every chance she got. She supported the establishment of a Women’s Court. Read Clara’s biography at the Dictionary of Canadian
  • Clarissa Pinkola Estés [ united-states ]

    Clarissa Pinkola Estee Clarissa Pinkola Estés (born 1945) is a Jungian analyst, post-trauma specialist, author and spoken word artist. Her doctorate,  is in ethno-clinical psychology on the study of social and psychological patterns in cultural and tribal groups. Clarissa is the author of many books on the journey of the soul. Her work has been published in 37 languages. Her book Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of The Wild Woman. Estés also ministers in the fields of childbearing loss, surviving families of murder victims, as well as critical incident work. She served at natural disaster sites, developing a now widely translated “Post-trauma Recovery Protocol and is a practitioner and trainer in cross-cultural traditional medicine and practices. Learn more of this amazing women here.    
  • Coco Chanel [ europe ]

    Coco Chanel Coco Chanel (Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel) a child of an unwed laundry women (1883-1971), was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. Along with Paul Poiret, Chanel was credited with liberating women from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularizing the acceptance of a sportive, casual chic as the feminine standard in the post-World War I era. Coco was known for her lifelong determination, ambition, and energy which she applied to her professional and social life. She achieved both success as a businesswoman and social prominence thanks to the connections she made through her work. These included many artists and craftspeople to whom she became a patron. Chanel's life choices generated controversy, particularly her behaviour during the German occupation of France in World War II.  
  • Condolezza Rice

    Condolezza RiceCondoleezza "Condi" Rice (b. 1954) is an American political scientist and diplomat. She served as the 66th United States Secretary of State, the second person to hold that office in the administration of President George W. Bush. Condolezza was the first female African-American Secretary of State, as well as the second African-American Secretary of State (after Colin Powell), and the second female Secretary of State (after Madeleine Albright). She was President Bush's National Security Advisor during his first term, making her the first woman to serve in that position. Condolezza says that she became a "Second Amendment absolutist" due to her experience of growing up in Birmingham and facing threats from the KKK. She never married and has no children.
  • Connie Reeves [ united-states ]

    Connie Reeves Douglas  Connie Reeves (September 26, 1901 – August 16, 2003) was the oldest member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and one of the first women to study law at a Texas law school. Constance Reeves was born in Eagle Pass, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree in speech from Texas Woman’s University. She enrolled in the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, but the economic conditions of the Great Depression forced her to withdraw and seek work to help her family. Constance taught high school in San Antonio and worked part-time as a riding instructor at a local stable. She had always been around horses, and was quoted as saying that she sat on a horse before she could sit up by herself. In 1936, Constance joined the equestrian program at Camp Waldemar in Hunt. It is estimated that she taught 30,000 girls how to ride at the camp. Constance Reeves was elected to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1997.  In 2003,  she died from injuries suffered when she was thrown from her horse. Her autobiography, I Married a Cowboy: Half Century with Girls & Horses at Camp Waldemar, was published in 1995. Her motto was, “Always saddle your own horse.”
  • Constance Markievicz [ europe ]

    Constance Markievicz Constance Georgine Gore-Booth  was born in London (1868 – 1927) but lived in Ireland. Constance decided to train as a painter and was to become a landscape artist but, at the time, only one art school in Dublin accepted female students. In 1892, she went to study at the Slade School of Art in London where she first became politically active and joined the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). Later she moved to Paris and enrolled at the prestigious Académie Julian where she met her future husband, Count Casimir Markievicz  an artist from a wealthy Polish family which made her a countess. Constance became involved with Irish politics in 1908 and became  an Irish Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette and socialist. In 1909 she founded a para-military nationalist scouts organization that instructed teenage boys and girls in the use of firearms. In 1916 she became second in command under James Connolly the leader of the Easter Rebellion and would be sentenced to death for her part in the rebellion. It was commuted because she was female. In December 1918, she was the first woman elected to the British House of Commons, though she did not take her seat and, along with the other Sinn Féin  formed the first Dáil Éireann. She was also one of the first women in the world to hold a cabinet position (Minister for Labour of the Irish Republic, 1919–1922). Having dispensed her possessions to the poor of Dublin she died penniless. Read more about Constance,  a most remarkable woman.
  • Corrie Ten Boom [ europe ]

    Corrie Ten Boom Corrie ten Boom (Cornelia 1892-1983) was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal. On 28 February 1944, a Dutch informant told the Nazis about the Ten Booms’ work and the Nazis arrested the entire Ten Boom family. They were sent to Scheveningen prison; and those who survived were  finally sent to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany. Corrie was released on December 28, 1944. The Jews whom the Ten Booms had been hiding at the time of their arrests remained undiscovered and all but one, an old woman named Mary, survived.