I have attended the last three sessions of the Women’s Visionary Congress and co-hosted an event in Santa Cruz with them. Working with WVC in the last 4 years has inspired me to place more women on panels at conferences and events that I help organize; I have come to see the importance of recognizing women’s voices in the debates on drug use and in the context of psychedelic experience. I have also appreciated the contact with a large community of very fun and interesting women related to the exploration of inner states and how these experiences can translate into activism for justice, arts, intellectual reflection and dreaming of other realities.
Bia Labate - @labatebia
I particularly wanted to collectively honor you all for the mentoring work I witnessed. This gathering bears much fruit, and I felt so heartened to see women unfolding into their paths and their power with the support, encouragement and wisdom that the WVC so graciously extends.
The Women’s Visionary Congress provides a vital platform for encouraging women from across generations and around the world to speak out about their knowledge and experiences with psychedelic and visionary plants. My participation with WVC has helped us find more talented women speakers for MAPS educational programs. No other organization does so much to bring women into the growing mainstream conversation about psychedelic science, healing, and spirituality.