The Official Version
Alexandra Schueler (or Ali, for short!) is a writer, spoken word poetess, storyteller, world traveler and proud feminist.
She writes to destigmatize women's passion, anger and rage.
When it comes to her work, she hosts a budding new podcast brimming with real talk amongst real ass people, nurtures a vortex of word-weaving on Patreon, and believes deeply in the force of change that is that is women’s passion, anger, and rage.
Known for being a voice known for truth-telling on important issues women face using her poetry and prose, she also hosts bi-annual retreats for women in beautiful locations, and enjoys sharing snippets of her life on Instagram & Facebook.
Spoken Word Poetess
Curator of Women's Retreats & Experiences
Mama Wolf to a Virtual Sisterhood & Pack of Wild Women
Pleasure Medicine Purveyor
Let’s Go a Little Deeper
Here’s the bite-size, not-so-digestible version:
I WRITE TO DESTIGMATIZE WOMEN’S PASSION, ANGER, AND RAGE.
When women are passionate, angry, or enraged — it’s usually for a good reason.
However, these feelings we experience have been stigmatized by the idea of women being crazy, hysterical, or intense if they express those feelings — yet they’re feelings that are not only accepted, but nurtured in men.
I’ve grown so tired and bored with women being told that they’re too passionate, too angry, too enraged, when they’re feelings we’re so entitled to, given the struggles we face.
Of all the forces for change in the world, I believe that these feelings: passion, anger, and rage — are of the most potent.
In my 8 years of writing on and working with women on the modern experiences and issues that we face, whether it be in the virtual sphere or in-person, time and time again I’ve witnessed the power of transmutation and healing that occurs when women anchor their passion, anger, and rage for transformation.
We live in a world that’s overly apathetic, usually complicit, and that takes pride in maintaining neutrality or indifference.
Most often, we’re taught from a young age that to take sides, be in opposition, disagree, or have a strong opinion is not ladylike and most certainly frowned upon.
Not only that, but people who are deeply passionate, motivated by sacred anger, and who are righteous in their rage are often misunderstood or misperceived as negative because they’re unafraid to speak up, take a side, and have a strong opinion — when in fact, these are often some of the most deeply loving, openhearted, joyful, and brilliant women in the world.
I’m here to say:
I CELEBRATE THE RIGHTEOUS PASSION, ANGER, AND RAGE OF WOMEN.
The reason why I feel women’s passion, anger and rage is so revolutionary, is because we’re still very much in the trenches of oppression, and with what we’re up against — it’s going to require a lot of fire to continue rising.
Oppression keeps women small, shrinking into the shadows, and not taking up the space we deserve to.
While there’s great change afoot amongst where women stand in the world, there’s also a long way to go.
I believe, from the bottom of my heart, that women who know how to engage with and use their passion, anger, and rage in a way that’s both cathartic and productive, will be the ones who bring the greatest change and healing to our fractured world.
Here’s the thing:
My experience has been that when something truly breaks our heart, it also has the tendency to light a fire of passion, anger, and rage within us.
I can’t not feel angry and enraged by the multifaceted oppression that women face, day in and day out.
Knowing both what I’ve experienced personally and what millions of other women go through, I can’t not be aflame with passion with the desire to ignite change.
If we consider the feelings of passion, anger and rage — they are like fire.
They’re forces that can motivate us to consume or to transmute, and either way — they have the possibility to burn things clean, for better or for worse — and it all depends upon how we choose to wield it.
Unintegrated passion, anger and rage can be all consuming, causing us to implode and self-harm, or react in sideways actions that inflict pain and harm to others by projecting our own hurts and trauma onto those close to us.
Integrated passion, anger and rage can heal both ourselves and those around us by transmuting our pain into productive action by speaking our truth, setting healthy boundaries, and inspire new ways of being in the world.
On a Personal Note
I’m an intense mix of a fighting spirit with a deep seated sense of responsibility purposefully — a cauldron of modern day warrior chick meets empowerment activist, quadruple Scorpio, with a heavy pinch of witchy vibes, and a little bit of hip-hop flair.
Under my warrior-like armor, I have an ooey gooey center that’s made of nothing but the utmost tender, soft love for all. Just don't cross me.
I'm a resilient, truth seeking spirit with a passionate love for the complexity of what it means to be a woman — plus I'm a tattooed dog mama, who’s catharsis, medicine, and healing is in writing.
Frida Kahlo and Anaïs Nin are my greatest muses.
In my free time, I’m probably writing like a mad woman, studying with one of my mentors, causing mischief with girlfriends, traveling the world, reading inspiring literature, trying to share butterfly kisses with my dog child, making herbal remedies, car camping in the desert, soaking in some hot springs, or relishing in a delicious meal and wine.
A Snapshot of My Story
From photography major to masseuse; jewelry maker to natural health product sales associate; through many years of women’s leadership trainings, mystery school initiations, self-study, and some really spectacular mentors at my back teaching me every step of the way, I found my way back to my passion and “dream job”: writing in the name of women keeping it totally fucking real.
I’m a college art school drop out, certified massage therapist, women’s leadership graduate and trainee, and wouldn’t change a single step of my journey that’s brought me to where I am today.
I have a firm belief that having a piece of paper makes me no more equipped to tell the truth of my experiences and offer nuggets of wisdom from that place, and that a life being lived fully is the best schooling we can have.
With the desire to always be learning and growing, I’m a woman in process who is all heart, dedication, with a tremendous commitment to serve.
I'm a truth-seeker and truth-teller at all costs, no matter how gritty or uncomfortable that can be sometimes, and transmute those truth’s into experience-based writing and support for women worldwide.
Merging the sacred and the profane is truly the name of my game — there’s nothing too dark or too scary for me, which is part of where I'm able to show up so fully: because I embrace and celebrate the full spectrum of our humanity so completely,
Whether it’s shame-busting, trauma-processing, or repression-breaking, I’m here to walk it all out, every step of the way with how I express myself and share with the world — digging into the trenches of righteous rage, dipping into the well of grief, and rising all the way up to the greatest joy and spell-binding ecstasy.
From naïve teenager who was afraid of her own and others passion, anger and rage, to young woman in an verbally and emotionally abusive relationship who was raged at daily, to grown woman, activist, and outspoken leader — unapologetically writing and speaking my passion, anger and rage.
Having experienced the spectrum of my own sheepishness and the abusive side effects of someone with unintegrated passion, anger and rage that becomes harmful, I’m intimately acquainted with both the power for healing and destruction they can bring.
Learning how to integrate my passion, anger and rage in a way that’s healthy by building safe containers for me to process these feelings with other women and using writing as my catharsis for those feelings, has shown me how transformative it can be, by learning how to anchor these feelings for transformation and change.
Because I’m so outspoken and unapologetic in my passion, anger and rage, I also have firsthand experience with being misunderstood and misperceived in that way — being polarized as just another “angry feminist”, a “bitch”, and much worse.
This has only shown me how much work there is for all of us to do personally and collectively, to learn to integrate and celebrate our own passion, anger, and rage.