“The Goddess Grove was created for the women of ARISE to have a place of safety, solace, and sisterhood. For the past three years, the grove has been a foundational point for festival goers to build life-long friendship, find a sense of belonging, and form community with other mothers, sisters, and children. We welcome you to camp here, potluck, and share your story.
Hosts Jordan, Alexandra, and Megan will gather Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm to share the daily Arise Women’s Circle with the community. All cis females, trans women, and femme types are welcome.”
Alexandra Grajeda, a native to Colorado, currently resides in Taos, New Mexico. Alexandra works in Taos as an Emergency Youth Shelter Supervisor, women’s reproductive rights and safety advocate, herbalist, and traditional medicine practitioner. For the past two years, her biggest passion lies in learning about her Mehxika ancestral healing traditions. From her seven years of apprenticeship and opportunities to teach, lead, and learn, Alexandra values most of all the fact that if one will support and uplift the women of the community, they are contributing to the well-being of the entire planet.
Her vision and mission as Goddess Grove Coordinator is to provide a designated safe space for all woman, queer and trans-woman individuals, and self-identified females. Alexandra is dedicated and committed to being available, supportive, and attentive to this community.
Jordan Ashley McCallum is a Colorado transplant heralding from Louisiana. The mountains and rivers called her for years and now she’s not leaving anytime soon. She has been involved in women’s healing ritual for over 6 years now and this will be her fourth year co hosting The Goddess Grove at ARISE. Apart from the fest she is a harpist, singer/songwriter, mother, jewelry maker, doula, general lover of life and nature, and owner of Jordan Ashtree Creative LLC.