Name: Lindsay Hagamen
Occupation: Farmer, Communitarian, Author, Cultural Pioneer
Tell us about yourself!: I live in the forests of southern Washington State, tending to the land and the ecosystems that sustain us, together with my tribe of lovers. I am an ecosexual. I am compelled by the Wild to create a culture where we can live fully and love freely while cultivating resilience and sustainability. I live with dirt under my fingernails, my heart reaching out to the horizon, sun, rain and wind kissing my skin, emotion swirling through through me, and feet planted firmly on the ground. Sexual sovereignty, land stewardship and erotic partnership are my muses for a better a world.
What is your definition of what a “wild woman” is?: A wild woman is a woman who responds with all of herself to all that is within her and all that is around her. Through healing attention, fierce protection, erotic potency, skillful hands, and a compassionate heart, a wild woman responds to that which needs her attention with clarity, passion, and integration. And right now it is the Wild itself that needs our attention.
How would you describe your life was like before starting your journey of being a wild woman?: I was depressed. I didn't know it at the time, I had a lot to be happy about and part of me was quite happy, but ultimately there was a larger part of me that was dying, that was going numb. I had a lot of passion, but not a lot of direction or purpose. And my life was unbalanced. I was in tune with what I thought I wanted, and certainly hearing loud and clear what others what of me, but deaf to what to what the Earth wanted from me.
What were your biggest insecurities before engaging your inner wild woman?: I felt unworthy of love. I felt ashamed of my body and my sexuality. I thought I was weird.
What is your life like now that you are actively engaging your inner wild woman?: I am free, alive, grounded, and with purpose. I cry a lot, laugh a lot, and spend most of my time outside. I eat mostly food I've grown and harvested with my own hands. My tribe and my forested home are my inspiration, my solace, my healers, and my lovers. I birth projects, I trust my creativity, I welcome the masculine, I embrace the feminine and I love most when these and all other vital energies are integrated within me and all around me. I trust myself and I love being in my body.
What are your five most favorite aspects of yourself as a wild woman?:
I trust my instincts.
I can feel connected to my erotic and intellectual aspects at the same time.
I love and appreciate my body and its cycles.
I can tap into a well that is as deep as Life itself.
I've created a container that nurtures other wild women and those we care about.
What was the biggest realization, experience, or transformation that most helped you to start unleashing and embracing your wild feminine nature?: I feel like I have always been called to embrace the wild, but not always the feminine. Being loved by a man, wise in his years, and secure on his path, helped me embrace and integrate my feminine nature with the wild already so entrenched in my blood and bones. And older women who defied conventions to speak their truth and celebrate their wild feminine mesmerized me and showed me a path for how I could celebrate mine.
What is your favorite part of expressing your wild feminine nature?: Seeing clearly in the dark.
When do you feel the wildest?: After spending the day in the garden and forest, having sex under the oaks and pines of my home.
Why did you decide to participate in Wild Women Unveiled.: To help it be known that the Wild calls to all of us and it is the path of the soul to respond wholeheartedly.
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?: If you are looking for a place to cultivate your wild soul, to tend to earth and tribe, and to create a culture where love is a renewable resource, feel free to contact me and perhaps the community I live in is a good place for you be part of creating the cultural revolution the Earth and its people so deeply need.