YOUR STORY IS WORTH IT. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO SET IT FREE.
Every unwritten page is a living breathing entity that dwells within you. Those words you hold within are your soul’s song, and they’re dying to get out.
It’s time to tell your story.
Honor your experiences.
Find the value of your true voice.
Heal your past and transform your future.
Speak your truth and find connection through expression.
Life has a way of magnetically pulling us closer to the path we’re meant to be on.
Writing is mine, and though I’m a multi-passionate woman (read: Qoya dance teacher, doula, former professor, mama, wellness entrepreneur and more) writing is my magnet. Helping others find freedom and clarity through creative expression is what lights me up.
Often the drive to express starts off as just a whisper. You tell the story in your head, and the ideas, metaphors, and memories start to consume you.
There’s an invisible longing to share this vulnerable part of yourself. Even if you show no one, at least your story is unleashed. It can live on its own and you can keep walking onward, creating new inner narratives and potentials.
It’s thanks to the bravery of those who shared their truth, that you are who you are today. The books, poems, songs, movies, plays, the fabric of our collective sense of connection—is words.
Everybody has a story to tell. That writing about your life’s most pivotal experiences is a form of honoring how far you’ve come and distilling what you’ve learned into living breathing poetry.
I believe that nothing should stop you from telling that story. You’re a writer whether you know it or not. There’s no right or wrong way to express yourself.
There was a time when I literally wrote to save my life.
I was going through a difficult span of time— experiencing abuse from others and toward myself, I was anorexic, depressed, in turmoil with family and friends— and worse.
Writing was the reason I survived those years.
I offer you the support you desire, and the evidence-based information you seek; listen deeply; hold space; encourage your empowerment; share what I know; and hold your hand, offer you ice chips or a hip squeeze (i.e. whatever support your need) as you birth your writing project into the world.
I graduated at the top of my class with honors in Women’s Studies and English (they actually handed me money with my diploma).
Working with Jaime was a dream come true. She is that perfect mix of a medicine woman who embodies the wisdom of an elder, the compassion of someone walking a path alongside you, and the sweet innocence of a child with a wide open heart. She sources her medicine from a place beyond time, but makes it accessible to the specific challenges and joys of expanding into our next expression of self to birth, to re-birth, and to live!
-Rochelle Schieck, Founder of Qoya
I’m mama to a little girl, avid reader of non-fiction, and music and travel devotee.
I know what it’s like to live in silence. I spent over half my life stuffing down my stories and putting on a smile when I was crumbling inside. The silence suffocated my soul. The journey has been a long one, but I know first hand the power of alchemizing life’s most heartbreaking lessons into sources of power.
This road has had its twists and turns. There’ve been times I’ve been too afraid to speak my truth and too scared to follow my soul’s longing. There’ve been times I let my inner critic crush my dreams and stifle my voice. But I’m getting better at letting the wise woman within guide my way.
And I’ll tell you what: I could never have done it alone. I’ve needed my female friends—soul sisters, earth angels—to cry with, be witnessed by, celebrate and remember utter joy with, dance amongst, travel inner and outer worlds beside…
And I’ve called on professional support too. Bodyworkers, spirit-keepers, dancers, writers, editors, truth-tellers, video-making gurus. I don’t regret a single moment I’ve reached out to others for support. And I’m learning how—through vulnerability and living out loud, through honoring what hurts and allowing myself to be seen—to truly feed the creative, wild, innocent, resilient, gorgeous soul inside.
“Innocence, your history of silence
Won't do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don't you tell them the truth?
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave”
- Sara Bareilles, Brave