Name: Adelina Sarkisyan
Occupation: Writer, Poet and Women's Sacred Mentor(coming soon!)
Tell us about yourself!: I am a June baby, born on the 19th. I am many women in one; a true eclectic. The sage in me loves wisdom: reading, learning and studying. The mystic in me loves magic: poetry, solitude and sacredness. The bohemian in me loves the world: nature, culture and wildness. The healer in me loves peace: light, shadow and energy. I love to create and I write about the beautiful simplicity of being.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman is connected to her being: her body, her intuition, the divine (feminine) and the natural world around us. She is unashamed and deeply beautiful in her journey to live a life that is truly sacred and truly her own.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: Imagine a feather blowing in the wind. No direction, no purpose, no freedom. I spent my life not feeling ‘good enough’ and disconnected from myself. I manifested depression, anxiety and insecurity, never quite feeling that I was here for a reason or that I was connected to all that is. I was wading in the shallow end of the ocean, not realizing the depths that lay before me and within me.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: I was afraid of myself and the beauty and rage that lay within my core. The world was something I didn’t belong to, my body was something I didn’t belong to, my femininity was something I didn’t belong to. I struggled with personal power and speaking my truth. I had no connection to my feelings or body and hurt myself physically and emotionally because I couldn't feel what I was doing. There was a lot of insecurity and exhaustion.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I find joy in being. There is freedom and sacredness to living that I didn’t experience before. I am empowered and have rediscovered my connection to the earth and the divine. I find magic tucked away everywhere: in trees and oceans and candles and books and people. There is more gratitude, intuition, love and serenity. Beautiful serenity.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?: My intuition, which grows daily. My unconditional love & acceptance of myself and my journey. My deep connection to nature & how it inspires me to write. My oneness with goddess and how thirsty I am to delve into ancient history & wisdom to learn more. My gift as a healer+ teacher; to want to help women all over the world return to the sacred.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: I think my journey has been about coming back home to my wild feminine nature and saying, “You were right.” What really got me going on my journey was realizing I was not living authentically to myself or my purpose, and manifesting negativity because of it. I was working in Social Work as a counselor/therapist and I was miserable, depressed and anxious. The moment I let that go and embraced myself, the wild woman in me cried, "Welcome home." It was then that I realized how all of my choices and experiences were leading me to my purpose: to bring me to wild woman and give me the ability to use my school/professional experiences in Writing, Anthropology, Women's Studies and Social Work as a backdrop to becoming a Women's Sacred Mentor.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: It is so beautiful and empowering to live life authentically. The world isn’t so scary anymore, nor my own flesh, bones and feelings. I can trust myself and my desires without effort or guilt. There is purpose and divine synchronicity, always.
When do you feel the wildest?: When I am connected to myself (intuition + body), nature and the divine. I can feel the creative spirit within me, and I write, write, write. I am wild when I am in oneness.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled?: bell hooks wrote, “No black woman writer in this culture can write “too much.” Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’…No woman has ever written enough.” I feel the same regarding all platforms for women, this being one of them. I think women need to speak more, write more, create more, share more. It is through our stories that we live and connect. I am thankful for this opportunity.
What is your message to other women out there who are just beginning their journey as a wild woman, or haven’t started yet but feel the call of the wild woman speaking to their soul?: You have the answers within you. Listen to your intuition, your feelings and your body. Read, write, create and connect with nature. Trust yourself and your journey because it is a beautiful and significant. Everything will fall into place.