Rachael Alaia

is creating content about wellness + resilience + our bodies + the earth.

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Hey there, I'm Rachael Alaia. And first, a bit about me…
Like you, I am an inhabitant of the Earth.
Species, human.
For better or worse, this is the card I carry. 

I present + identify as a white, cis-gender, neuro-divergent queer woman, living in my birth city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I hold tremendous privilege in the spaces I occupy. I honor and acknowledge the privilege and safety to be able to do this work.

I spend most of my time mothering a wild child, being a daughter, a lover + partner, a friend + a participating member of my community.

I also hold close my passions as a...

Writer + Space holder + Facilitator + Teacher of deep ecology + Eco-somatic guide.

I serve individuals and communities interested in handcrafting resilient, regenerative lives here together.

I am a philosopher, a singer and musician, a dancer, an artist, a scholar, and I am known to have a bit of an outspoken rebellious streak.

I run a local eco-tourism business with my fiancé, I have a Master of Arts in Environmental Education, and I am currently studying natural building + homesteading.

I am a trauma-survivor, a seer, and a devoted lifelong student of this messy experience being human.

AND I AM LEARNING HOW TO BE HUMAN ALONG WITH YOU.

I work to give voice to the difficult questions that most people usually try to avoid.
I feel compelled to "disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.”
I am committed to disrupting the ways we exist that disregard life, denigrate the wellness of all beings, and desecrate that which is sacred and true. 

I write fire to stir the pot. A lot of what I write asks us to renegotiate our relationship to being human, as we’ve been taught or conditioned or believe ourselves to be. I write to imagine things differently.

I reject the notion that I have to deliver my message in a certain tone to be worthy of being received. I value truth, and compassion, and believe the two do not have to be mutually exclusive. 

I will not stand for homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, racism, classism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, imperialism, fascism, or any expression of hatred or oppression, conscious or unconscious, towards someone’s race, gender expression, sexuality, nationality, income level, ability, age, size, or body type. 

I come from a lineage of folks navigating a lot of hurt, and trauma, and pain. I dream + work consistently towards a regenerative existence that honors and redeems the survivors, the hurt, the silenced, the oppressed of the world.

I carry with me over a decade of creating and facilitating transformative learning experiences in a variety of different forms. 

And right now, I am devoted to completing a book about WELLNESS + HEALING + RESILIENCE + OUR BODIES + THE EARTH.


“The land knows you, even when you are lost.”  - Robin Wall Kimmerer

MY WORK ASKS...

What does it mean to be resilient as human animals?

Could the wild and out-of-control feelings/thoughts/circumstances we navigate in this life be there breaking us open and simultaneously offering us a way through?

What does it to exist in these bodies, with all our individual, relational, and collective nuances and complexities, through these rather precarious times here on Earth together?

What might a liberatory + regenerative existence look like for those of us born into this late-stage capitalist nightmare of the kyriarchal industrial growth machine?


“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.”  - Joanna Macy


WHAT MY WORK IS...

This work is interested in midwifing the death of unsustainable, anthropocentric, capitalist growth machine, climate change denying, prison industrial complex, white-supremacist, patriarchal, power-hungry perspectives and practices of being human, so as to attend to the birth of an authentic, regenerative, life-supporting, non-heirarchal, liberatory, holistic, integral, Earth-centered paradigm that collaborates + commingles within emerging commons + serves as praxis for individuals, relationships, + communities seeking to enhance their sense of resilience + well-being. 

This work is committed to inspiring a divergent way of doing this thing called being human—one that both challenges the ideas we take for granted as truth, fact, or reality, while also works to create a cohesive narrative of our stories about ourselves + the world, to re-member our body's felt experience and our self-determination, to take responsibility for our own creative/destructive powers, to recognize our ways of mothering + caretaking ourselves + others, to take ownership of our particular visions on birth + death, to empower our definitions of success + failure, and to cast new myths of grief, rage, pain + pleasure.

This work is intent on learning, learning, and lots more learning—with the primarily objective being a learning towards existing in right relationship, with the planet, with each other, with ourselves, with what’s always left unseen. And by “right” I don’t mean an exchange that’s policed as proper, nice, or civilized. But a way of relating that is grounded in respect and integrity. A way of interacting that is honorable, reciprocal, and real.

This work is rooted in a somatic, systems-based, experiential inquiry of the anthropocene—particularly exploring how we humans might reclaim our wild sovereignty and extracate our wholeness from internalized and systematic structures of oppression by way of our bodies, how we might increase our capacity to show up more fully, more connected, and more powerful in our lives through our actions, how we might act out and embody the profound complexities of what it means to be human right now on planet Earth.



WHAT IS PATREON?
This platform is an economic model that works to support artists and creators. That means that this is a place where you can choose to sponsor me and nourish all that I feel compelled to create by way of a monthly pledge. When you become a patron, you're signing up to contribute a chosen amount each month (anywhere between $1-$70 USD).

If you're on your computer, check out the bar on the right side of the screen for the different layers of reciprocity. I invite you to contribute what you feel is appropriate, considering your current financial reality and the contexts of your socio-political and economic privilege.

You have the freedom to change your level of contribution or stop future charges at any time. 

Already convinced? Scroll up and click this button, top right corner of your screen.



Take a look at the layers of reciprocity and honesty evaluate what kind of relational exchange feels appropriate and honorable for you right now. And then make your pledge. Again, you can always change it later. Your pledge will offer instant access to what's been shared here already in the space. 


YOUR MONTHLY PLEDGE HELPS TO SUPPORT ME AS A WRITER AND CREATOR.


I am not participating in the "rewards" scheme offered by Patreon. What I am offering is a chance for you to engage in a no-strings-attach patronage. Beyond tiers + rewards, this is an invitation to give knowing that you are a part of this intentional community of patrons supporting my wellness and the sustainability of my work.

I trust that those of you who are already engaging in my work and are receiving value are interested in giving back. I believe you want to reciprocate the value you receive to help support the labor I put into these projects. And I have faith that by opening this space to those genuinely invested in being a part of this community, you will want to give back to help keep it sustainable.

Because yes—the truth is, to do this work, I need your support. I still live under a neoliberal capitalist regime, which means there are bills to pay. I believe this Patreon thing is a radical shift in how we can sustain one another and be in relationship with creators and artists. I'd love to see what it means to make some of my work accessible to all, no matter what level of patronage you have the means to give.


WHAT MY WORK IS NOT

I do not assume that my work is universally applicable or beneficial to every single person, painting a broad brush stroke across the lives of all who might engage—to assume so would be to overlook the distinct needs we have as a diverse group of individuals. I don’t want to invalidate and erase our differences; I want to honor them.

This work is not a pathway to bolster a cultural preoccupation with perpetual positivity, constantly being happy, or feeling good all the time. It is not about fixing our fucked up-ness, softening the blows of reality, reconciling the mayhem we face, or about making the hurt disappear. Rather, it’s intent on being in the mess, reconnecting to our humanness, restoring a certain grounded resilience, and learning to value the beautifully varied full spectrum of our human expression and interwoven existence.

This work is not for achieving perfection, receiving any kind of absolute expertise, coming up with impenetrable explanations, diminishing anyone’s direct lived experience, or giving unsolicited advice. It is neither conventional wisdom nor an easily marketable set of rules, conditions, or recipes to success, but is a kind of art that asks you to build + discover + engage with what’s real for you.

This work is not here to tell you how to live, respond, react, relinquish, revel in. It's not the magic bullet or the cure-all. I’m not claiming to have all the answers or pretending to know something that it actually doesn’t.

It's not trying to be anything more than what it is: which is wildly curious, intent, and humble.


Again, your patronage is what makes it possible for me to be able to write this book I'm compelled to write that I know will help folks. 

If you'd like to hire me for process consulting (for individuals + groups), coaching, speaking, facilitation, divination, or another kind of collaboration—message me and we can set up a time to chat your vision + my rates. 

If you're here to support me as a writer and a creator of content that you value, if you feel something stirring as you read these words, if you feel that what I've written speaks to you, if you know my book will be incredible and want to support it's birthing process, consider becoming a patron and contributing your support to sustain this work. 

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” - Ursula Le Guin

Thank you for believing in us. Every single one of you is important here. 


Lovingly,
Rachael Alaia
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You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $1 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Five dollars.
$5 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $5 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Seven dollars.
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You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $7 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Ten dollars.
$10 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $10 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Fifteen dollars.
$15 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $15 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Twenty-four dollars.
$24 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $24 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Thirty-five dollars.
$35 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $35 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Forty-two dollars.
$42 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $42 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

Fifty dollars.
$50 or more per month

You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $50 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.

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Hey there, I'm Rachael Alaia. And first, a bit about me…
Like you, I am an inhabitant of the Earth.
Species, human.
For better or worse, this is the card I carry. 

I present + identify as a white, cis-gender, neuro-divergent queer woman, living in my birth city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I hold tremendous privilege in the spaces I occupy. I honor and acknowledge the privilege and safety to be able to do this work.

I spend most of my time mothering a wild child, being a daughter, a lover + partner, a friend + a participating member of my community.

I also hold close my passions as a...

Writer + Space holder + Facilitator + Teacher of deep ecology + Eco-somatic guide.

I serve individuals and communities interested in handcrafting resilient, regenerative lives here together.

I am a philosopher, a singer and musician, a dancer, an artist, a scholar, and I am known to have a bit of an outspoken rebellious streak.

I run a local eco-tourism business with my fiancé, I have a Master of Arts in Environmental Education, and I am currently studying natural building + homesteading.

I am a trauma-survivor, a seer, and a devoted lifelong student of this messy experience being human.

AND I AM LEARNING HOW TO BE HUMAN ALONG WITH YOU.

I work to give voice to the difficult questions that most people usually try to avoid.
I feel compelled to "disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.”
I am committed to disrupting the ways we exist that disregard life, denigrate the wellness of all beings, and desecrate that which is sacred and true. 

I write fire to stir the pot. A lot of what I write asks us to renegotiate our relationship to being human, as we’ve been taught or conditioned or believe ourselves to be. I write to imagine things differently.

I reject the notion that I have to deliver my message in a certain tone to be worthy of being received. I value truth, and compassion, and believe the two do not have to be mutually exclusive. 

I will not stand for homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, racism, classism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, imperialism, fascism, or any expression of hatred or oppression, conscious or unconscious, towards someone’s race, gender expression, sexuality, nationality, income level, ability, age, size, or body type. 

I come from a lineage of folks navigating a lot of hurt, and trauma, and pain. I dream + work consistently towards a regenerative existence that honors and redeems the survivors, the hurt, the silenced, the oppressed of the world.

I carry with me over a decade of creating and facilitating transformative learning experiences in a variety of different forms. 

And right now, I am devoted to completing a book about WELLNESS + HEALING + RESILIENCE + OUR BODIES + THE EARTH.


“The land knows you, even when you are lost.”  - Robin Wall Kimmerer

MY WORK ASKS...

What does it mean to be resilient as human animals?

Could the wild and out-of-control feelings/thoughts/circumstances we navigate in this life be there breaking us open and simultaneously offering us a way through?

What does it to exist in these bodies, with all our individual, relational, and collective nuances and complexities, through these rather precarious times here on Earth together?

What might a liberatory + regenerative existence look like for those of us born into this late-stage capitalist nightmare of the kyriarchal industrial growth machine?


“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.”  - Joanna Macy


WHAT MY WORK IS...

This work is interested in midwifing the death of unsustainable, anthropocentric, capitalist growth machine, climate change denying, prison industrial complex, white-supremacist, patriarchal, power-hungry perspectives and practices of being human, so as to attend to the birth of an authentic, regenerative, life-supporting, non-heirarchal, liberatory, holistic, integral, Earth-centered paradigm that collaborates + commingles within emerging commons + serves as praxis for individuals, relationships, + communities seeking to enhance their sense of resilience + well-being. 

This work is committed to inspiring a divergent way of doing this thing called being human—one that both challenges the ideas we take for granted as truth, fact, or reality, while also works to create a cohesive narrative of our stories about ourselves + the world, to re-member our body's felt experience and our self-determination, to take responsibility for our own creative/destructive powers, to recognize our ways of mothering + caretaking ourselves + others, to take ownership of our particular visions on birth + death, to empower our definitions of success + failure, and to cast new myths of grief, rage, pain + pleasure.

This work is intent on learning, learning, and lots more learning—with the primarily objective being a learning towards existing in right relationship, with the planet, with each other, with ourselves, with what’s always left unseen. And by “right” I don’t mean an exchange that’s policed as proper, nice, or civilized. But a way of relating that is grounded in respect and integrity. A way of interacting that is honorable, reciprocal, and real.

This work is rooted in a somatic, systems-based, experiential inquiry of the anthropocene—particularly exploring how we humans might reclaim our wild sovereignty and extracate our wholeness from internalized and systematic structures of oppression by way of our bodies, how we might increase our capacity to show up more fully, more connected, and more powerful in our lives through our actions, how we might act out and embody the profound complexities of what it means to be human right now on planet Earth.



WHAT IS PATREON?
This platform is an economic model that works to support artists and creators. That means that this is a place where you can choose to sponsor me and nourish all that I feel compelled to create by way of a monthly pledge. When you become a patron, you're signing up to contribute a chosen amount each month (anywhere between $1-$70 USD).

If you're on your computer, check out the bar on the right side of the screen for the different layers of reciprocity. I invite you to contribute what you feel is appropriate, considering your current financial reality and the contexts of your socio-political and economic privilege.

You have the freedom to change your level of contribution or stop future charges at any time. 

Already convinced? Scroll up and click this button, top right corner of your screen.



Take a look at the layers of reciprocity and honesty evaluate what kind of relational exchange feels appropriate and honorable for you right now. And then make your pledge. Again, you can always change it later. Your pledge will offer instant access to what's been shared here already in the space. 


YOUR MONTHLY PLEDGE HELPS TO SUPPORT ME AS A WRITER AND CREATOR.


I am not participating in the "rewards" scheme offered by Patreon. What I am offering is a chance for you to engage in a no-strings-attach patronage. Beyond tiers + rewards, this is an invitation to give knowing that you are a part of this intentional community of patrons supporting my wellness and the sustainability of my work.

I trust that those of you who are already engaging in my work and are receiving value are interested in giving back. I believe you want to reciprocate the value you receive to help support the labor I put into these projects. And I have faith that by opening this space to those genuinely invested in being a part of this community, you will want to give back to help keep it sustainable.

Because yes—the truth is, to do this work, I need your support. I still live under a neoliberal capitalist regime, which means there are bills to pay. I believe this Patreon thing is a radical shift in how we can sustain one another and be in relationship with creators and artists. I'd love to see what it means to make some of my work accessible to all, no matter what level of patronage you have the means to give.


WHAT MY WORK IS NOT

I do not assume that my work is universally applicable or beneficial to every single person, painting a broad brush stroke across the lives of all who might engage—to assume so would be to overlook the distinct needs we have as a diverse group of individuals. I don’t want to invalidate and erase our differences; I want to honor them.

This work is not a pathway to bolster a cultural preoccupation with perpetual positivity, constantly being happy, or feeling good all the time. It is not about fixing our fucked up-ness, softening the blows of reality, reconciling the mayhem we face, or about making the hurt disappear. Rather, it’s intent on being in the mess, reconnecting to our humanness, restoring a certain grounded resilience, and learning to value the beautifully varied full spectrum of our human expression and interwoven existence.

This work is not for achieving perfection, receiving any kind of absolute expertise, coming up with impenetrable explanations, diminishing anyone’s direct lived experience, or giving unsolicited advice. It is neither conventional wisdom nor an easily marketable set of rules, conditions, or recipes to success, but is a kind of art that asks you to build + discover + engage with what’s real for you.

This work is not here to tell you how to live, respond, react, relinquish, revel in. It's not the magic bullet or the cure-all. I’m not claiming to have all the answers or pretending to know something that it actually doesn’t.

It's not trying to be anything more than what it is: which is wildly curious, intent, and humble.


Again, your patronage is what makes it possible for me to be able to write this book I'm compelled to write that I know will help folks. 

If you'd like to hire me for process consulting (for individuals + groups), coaching, speaking, facilitation, divination, or another kind of collaboration—message me and we can set up a time to chat your vision + my rates. 

If you're here to support me as a writer and a creator of content that you value, if you feel something stirring as you read these words, if you feel that what I've written speaks to you, if you know my book will be incredible and want to support it's birthing process, consider becoming a patron and contributing your support to sustain this work. 

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” - Ursula Le Guin

Thank you for believing in us. Every single one of you is important here. 


Lovingly,
Rachael Alaia

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You are choosing to pledge as a patron by making a once-per-month $70 USD reciprocity supporting the sustainability of my work.