Welcome To My World!
I am Isadora Spearwoman, a womb healer, a poet, and a lover of movement, music and the arts.
It is my mission to hold space for people to experience sacred ecstatic innocent surrender, and to know themselves as this innocence. I am here to remind us all that we can and must remember and trust in the knowingness that all of life is sacred.
I am a trained Birth and Postpartum Doula as well as a certified Spiral Practitioner and Womb Spiral Practitioner. As a doula, I focus on providing compassionate and loving care to Mothers, babies, and families. As a Spiral and Womb Practitioner, I hold sacred space for clients to explore, embrace, and honor all parts of themselves and awaken to their own greatness. I am most passionate about assisting in the healing of our earth, reclaiming, remembering, and honoring the feminine principle, and reconnecting people to their true essence.
I hold the highest accord, reverence, and respect for life, and to those who give and sustain life, mainly the womb and the seed. I am a steward of the land, a guardian of the mysteries of birth, a space holder, a being of beauty and grace, and I am ultimately here to spread the light, to guide all beings back to the sacred, and to remind us all that we are perfect as we are and have all we need within us.
“Ultimately, as a young woman living in this world, what I value more than anything else is treating life with reverence and respect so that our future generations may have a beautiful and peaceful world to live in. I find so much of this world to be off-course and I feel that it is now time to act from an understanding of Oneness and to return to honoring and respecting that which gives life, namely the seed and the womb.”
The Long Version of My Story
When I was born, because I was a girl, my mom decided that she would give me the last name, Spearwoman, instead of simply passing on my father’s name, Spearman. Her decision, which many people still to this day view as radical, set the stage for my calling in this life to heal and empower women, the Earth, and wake people up to the beauty all around us.
Growing up, I always had an interest in doing my part and in aligning myself with people and organizations that were aiming to make positive changes in our world. In high school, I was president of buildOn, whose motto is, "Breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education." We spent a lot of volunteer hours hand-delivering food to Bay Area residents, raising money for the construction of a school in Nepal, and organizing community gatherings. This experience taught me the importance of community and strengthened in my being, values such as generosity, kindness, and empathy.
Also from a young age, I was very interested in shamanic and indigenous traditions as well as Buddhism and divine Goddess worship. I also see Ecofeminism as a form of spirituality for me, as it to its core honors life and sees the intrinsic link between the treatment of women and the treatment of our Earth. These teachings helped me to cultivate a deep respect for natural ways of life.
At seventeen, my life completely changed. A man murdered my older sister in Oakland, and from that moment on, I have been on a grand journey of reconciliation, healing, forgiveness, understanding, and so much more. For quite a while, I was trapped in a deep depression and hopelessness about life. Fortunately, after some time, I finally began to ask, "Well, what is the lesson?" As the fog began to clear, so many questions and opportunities started to appear into my life. In my own community and abroad, I decided to lend a hand and have come to a new place of understanding and acceptance.
In the beginning, I felt called to address and try to end violence against women through institutional means. I sat at a desk for a summer eager to understand the legal side of change with my internship with Equal Rights Advocates (ERA), a women’s rights non-profit located in San Francisco. I wrote about sexual harassment and federal protections for women. In working with people who were trying to give more economic and legal help to women, I began questioning how law can impact change while seeing how important representation, fundraising, and community can be in that process.
I have also worked on questions of gender violence in Argentina. My four months abroad taught me that gender violence is a profound social problem in other places, and yet the ways that people have sought to deal with it in their everyday lives varies. I marched in protests and interviewed lawyers and women’s rights activists in Argentina while working with the Ni Una Menos campaign, which started when a group of activists, artists, and writers came together in solidarity against gender violence in Argentina during June of 2015. This campaign rallied thousands of people throughout Argentina to fight back against gender violence.
During my time at the University of Puget Sound, I worked with Our Sisters’ House, a non-profit focused on domestic violence advocacy, as well as Catherine Place, a healing center for women in Tacoma. I learned all about what structures inhibit women in my own community from living their lives free from fear of violence. In addition to institutional and international experience, I have also pursued training and skills that helped me reclaim my space in the world. I have been trained in Krav Maga, an Israeli form of self-defense. I have also received Green Dot Training on campus, where I learned about numerous passerby violence prevention strategies.
After my time at UPS, I was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and was given funds to travel around the globe for one year. With the Watson, I engaged with women and men in Nicaragua, Australia, Palau, India, Nepal and Spain to understand the unique conditions and structures in place that influence both the violence women experience as well as our Mother Earth. I was curious to know, "How do we heal after being confronted with violence? How do we end all this compliance? How are women in each country reclaiming their power and agency from fear? How do we once again revere the life of women?" Throughout my year, I built upon already existing global networks of men and women working to revive our common humanity and also explored how women in each country bravely reclaimed their power and agency from fear despite many obstacles. There were so many extraordinary experiences I had and I wish I could share them all.
Since returning from the Watson, I completed a doula training and have spent the past year of my life being a doula and an emotional clearing practitioner. I have also been deep diving into the feminine mysteries, blood wisdom, womb healing, and much more.
The biggest shift I now see in myself after all these years, is the change from focusing on violence to focusing mainly on healing and reviving the feminine principle.
My ultimate dream is to have a combined healing and birthing center, where humans can come and give birth on the land and stay after and receive care, support and proper nourishment. I also imagine us gathering together again to bleed with the land in Red Tents, and creating a space where beings gather in temples and practice ancient mysteries. My future vision also includes me using my voice and my privilege to educate people about the magic and sacredness of birth. I see myself participating in and leading online forums, writing books, starting podcasts, and more, focused on how to re-wild ourselves, birth without fear, and return to trusting our bodies and the Earth body’s innate wisdom.
I imagine creating a place where we can all gather, and where we can reconnect and heal our relationship to ourselves and one another. I wish to create a place where music, dance, and the arts are everywhere, where children run freely and without fear, where the majority of the water and food comes from the land. It will be a place of joy and community and a place where all are welcomed as they are and cared for and embraced.