Our 6th Intentional Creativity® trip in connection with UNCSW 63rd Commission on the Status of Women and our Herstory Workshop

A Gathering with fellow artists and activists from our global Intentional Creativity Community to celebrate women, women's work and women's art. 

Hosted by the Intentional Creativity Foundation with Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud. In collaboration with Carmen Baraka : Spirit Warrior and Denise Wreden.

Free event happens March 12 on International Women's Day and complete with a celebration luncheon following our event at UNCSW on the afternoon of  March 12.  

The journey will be documented to create a documentary on Intentional Creativity and our trips to the United Nations. We do this in order to share the relevance of 'art' and art making in the journey towards gender equality and self expression as a basic human right. 


Please note that the March 12 event at UNCSW is open to the public - would you like to come? Join us for optional lunch following (space is limited - see below)


4 W 43rd Street, Aqua Room

Post Trauma Healing Art Practices and the Transformation of Story 

Calling Artist Activists to Join Us!

United Nations 2017

PAST CSW adventures....

Register for THE HERSTORY PROJECT March 8-12 $595 or $100 mo.RSVP for the free UNCSW event March 12 with luncheon ($45)

Can you join us in New York for this incredible experience of HERSTORY and women artists? 

Payment plans are 
available and we are so excited to share New York and UNCSW with you to weave into your own story and the legend of your life...

Join us for the UNCSW event on Tuesday, March 12 10:30-12 that is free and you don't need to RSVP.  
IF you want to join us for the ritual and the lunch following - save your seat now as space is limited. We will be dining just a few blocks from our venue location.

Support Sponsorship $55

Support our mission from afar... 100% of donations will go towards financing the travel of our guest teachers, as well as the media we are sharing at the March 12 event with participants and towards funding the documentary of our journey.  Support sponsors will be listed in our documentary credits by name or business. You can also purchase more than one sponsorship in another woman's name and or honor, and we will reach out to confirm.  



Intentional Creativity Foundation and Shakti Rising 

About Intentional Creativity and our Foundation:

Our approach to this framework of studying and creating intentional art originated in the late part of the 1930’s and continues today as a discipline in the creative arts practiced by thousands of people per month and reaching over 100k people over the past ten years through online and in person gatherings. For the past 25 years, a focus group has been developing and studying innovative ways to bring intentional art making to life and to make it accessible to everyone – not just those who demonstrate skills in artistry. “We don’t think art is something just for those who are gifted or creative, but is a way for all beings to access their own stories, ideas, beliefs and healing pathways.” says, Shiloh Sophia, one of the Founders of the Intentional Creativity Foundation.

Enduring Influence + Curating Culture + Global Movement = Intentional Creativity

The foundation, a 501c3 founded in 2015 to develop the work is guided by the Board and the Intentional Creativity Guild, consisting of close to 200 teachers worldwide who are trained and certified in the Intentional Creativity Method. The method brings a focus on the philosophy, the how and why, as well as the impact and influence creating with mindfulness can and does have on our lives. While we believe creating is for everyone, our VISION is to make creativity accessible and to educate about the importance of creativity in the development of the human being.

Our lineage has been passed from hand to hand, artist to artist for over 80 years until it reached a quantum point, with the advent of online education. While our goal is global and growing, we have three offices: our headquarters in California, USA, and offices in Australia and Denmark.

Our California campus, called Musea in honor of our community includes a classroom, museum featuring our teachers, a gallery, museum, micro-farm and gardens. We host events and trainings year round.

According to the United Nations:

“We stand firm in our commitment to protect and promote the right to freedom of expression, including artistic and creative expression. In addition to being an integral part of the protected human right to freedom of expression, artistic and creative expression is critical to the human spirit, the development of vibrant cultures, and the functioning of democratic societies. Artistic expression connects us all, transcending borders and barriers”

This quote has come from a joint statement made by 57 State Members at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and delivered by Ambassador Janis Karklins, the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations on September 18, 2015

Intentional Creativity is practiced in homes, hospitals, social work settings, foster care, cancer recovery, homeless shelters, classrooms and circles. It is also used in ceremonies like wakes, births or weddings.

About Shiloh Sophia

Curator + Co-Founder, Intentional Creativity®

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure narrated by the creative fire of her Muse! She has been painting, writing poetry, publishing books and teaching at universities, the United Nations and in her own programs and around the world for over twenty years.

Her soul work is inspired by the idea that self expression is a basic 

human right and that each person has a right to know how they think and feel and the freedom to express it in the world. Her research and development around this idea has focused on serving women and girls through giving them access to methods of transformational art-making through stories, symbols and inquiry.

She is the co-curator and founder of the Intentional Creativity Foundation and Cosmic Cowgirls, a woman and girl owned school that serves between 500 and 5000 women a month through revolutionary education, both virtual and on-location. Their school, inn and museum are located in Sonoma County, California and are called Musea Sophia.

Shiloh Sophia also founded a teacher training program, Color of Woman training, which certifies women to teach Intentional Creativity worldwide. Currently there are close to 200 teachers in the lineage who are part of the Intentional Creativity Guild. 

Shiloh has taught her work at universities in Global PhD and Masters programs, bringing the technology of Intentional Creativity into academia. She has also presented her work and research at the United Nations 4 years in a row at UNCSW.

Shiloh has published many books on creativity, including coloring books and journals, and has illustrated books and decks including the Mother Mary Oracle with Alana Fairchild and Hard Times Require Furious Dancing for Alice Walker. Her most recent book, Tea with the Midnight Muse, features twenty years of poetry as invocation, along with inquiries to spark your Muse fuse!

Intentional Creativity is a lineage that is ancient in origin, since almost all peoples have made art representing everything from the cosmos to their relationship with the Great Spirit and nature to tell a story. This is intention. Intentional Creativity is a combination of image, word and inquiry. In more recent history, the lineage comes to us from Lenore Thomas Straus, who worked with the New Deal Artists and trained Shiloh’s mentor, Sue Hoya Sellars. Sue and Shiloh’s mother, Caron McCloud, a poet, worked together with Shiloh to bring the method to the world.

She lives in the vineyard lined hills with her husband, Jonathan, who is also a poet and artist. Their Muses can be found most mornings having tea and discussing quantum physics, philosophy and sacred texts in the Red Thread Cafe.




About Carmen Baraka

Spirit Warrior & Ceremony Leader

There are many paths to creator, I have walked quite a few. I believe that the more paths you walk, the better your understanding of others. I have held Native American Circles for women and girls for over 30 years. My work is about finding your core truth. Spirit Awakening through Ceremony, connecting with Ancestors and Spirit Guides and embracing Mother Earth and her messages.

Healing hands work ~ healing through shifting energy. 

My art has been pen and ink, meditative line drawing. Book: Land of ZaBaDa. One of my joys is playing drums and percussion, avant-garde, improv, world music. I believe playing music opens pathways into quantum consciousness.  My message at the end of any day is “Live your Joy”. 

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin, We Are All Related

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Join us for the UNCSW event : Post Trauma Healing Art Practices and the Transformation of Story

Tuesday, March 12 : 10:30-12 is free and you don't need to RSVP. We will be meeting at 10am for the event. If you're just coming to lunch, you'll also meet us here: 4 W 43rd Street, Aqua Room at 12pm.

IF you want to join us for the ritual lunch following the event, reach out to sarah@musea.org to see if there is still space. Luncheon cost is $45.

We are SO excited to partner with Alexis Estes Woksape Ole Winyan (Seeks Knowledge), Donor Care and Social Media at Native Hope, who will be joining us: www.nativehope.org. Alexis and Carmen will be speaking during the event. 

Support Sponsorship $55

Sponsoring a Native Youth and Elders to attend UNCSW63:

This is our first Intentional Creativity Foundation sponsorship invitation for CSW since we began traveling to the UN in 2013.

All donations will go towards financing bringing a youth and elder to the United Nations with us to share their stories and teach about story. This includes airfare, lodging and meals for three women (around 10k in total costs). Once those expenses are covered, remaining funds will go 100% towards the media sharing we are preparing for you.

Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud cover their own expenses and finance all aspects of the trip from personal funds each year. This is the first time we are saying, would you like to be a part of making it happen?

We've received requests from our community asking how you can be involved, even if you can't come in person. This is how!  

The minimum donation is $55. You can also purchase more than one sponsorship in another woman's name and/or honor, and we will reach out to confirm her name. Simply change the quantity from '1' to the number of sponsorships you want to purchase to 2 or 3 or more.

For large sum donations, you can also contact Jonathan directly at jonathan@musea.org.

We will be creating a video documentary from our UN experience focused on Intentional Creativity and storytelling.

Support Sponsors will be listed in our documentary credits by name or business.

The Intentional Creativity Foundation, Inc. is a fully recognized 501(c)3 Charitable Organization in the United States. Your donations will be earmarked for UNCSW and are tax deductible.

About Alexis Estes Woksape Ole Winyan (Seeks Knowledge)

Alexis is an enrolled member of the Kul Wicasa Oyate (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) in South Dakota. As the only child of her victimized Lakota father and her adopted, deceased non- Native mother, Alexis grew up in Michigan – states away from extended family. She searched for her displaced identity. Education through college and experience allowed her to understand her family history, and to pursue a future advocating for this awareness in others. 

In seeking cultural reclamation, Alexis moved by herself at the age of seventeen to South Dakota to attend the Native American studies program at the University of South Dakota in 2011, and then at Sinte Gleska University in 2012. In May of 2017, Alexis finished her bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Liberal Studies, with a minor in Studio Art, at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. Throughout the years of college, Alexis was vulnerable to abusive relationships and harassment. Painting murals and screen-printing allowed her an avenue to heal from these traumas, which was then followed by the pursuit of healing through Yoga and Psychology. By June of 2018, Alexis completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher  Certificate, and 15 credits of Psychology. She seeks entry into a master’s program in Art Therapy for fall 2019. Her application of Indigenous Liberal Studies, Art, Art Therapy, and Yoga, align with the goals of Native Hope by promoting psychological health and trauma recovery in Native American communities.

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