Hope will be performing at 5PST at the GoddessFest online~ June 13th. It is a Womens only 2 day vigil of honoring sisterhood and sharing from the heart- music, workshops, and presentations. This is a powerful lineup of amazing women will be an exciting to be a part of- join in at any time to listen to any of the 72 presentations, join directly through: Facebook.com/groups/gfestgoddesscollective
Hope is honored to be performing and sharing her music as part ofr the Walking in Beauty Festival- online benefit for the Dine tribe in the SW who have suffered greater losses than most from Covid-19. They have lost many elders and ceremonial keepers of their tribe. The resources gathered from this event will be brought directly to them in person by Porangui, one of the headlining musicians of this event and trusted friend of Hope's.
The presenters include Lyla June of the Dine tribe, Alexa of Climbing PoeTree, and DJ Dakini & Porangui and many more! Join us!.
Meredith Rom, is a visionary life coach, whose mission is to uplift, encourage, and inspire awakening women and entrepreneurs to take courageous steps on the path of feminine leadership.
She is the founder of the Rising Women Leaders podcast.
Sacred Birth, Rhythm & Raising Women's Voices with Hope Medford
Meredith interviewed Hope for an hour discussing:
Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world, resides on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a sacred site and burial ground for ancient Hawaiians.
There is a current threat of an 18 story telescope observatory being build on a foundation the size of a football field on top of Mauna Kea and on this sacred site. The local Hawaiian community is shocked and activated by this. They have organized and created a peaceful encampment at the base of the mountain blocking the access road since the summer of 2019 and there is no end in sight. The protestors consist of many of the island's most powerful Kapunas (wise elders) carrying Hawaiian wisdom and culture with them. Many elders have ben arrested holding the front lines. Hope went to spend time at Mauna Kea to stand in solidarity together and bear witness to this powerful indigenous community standing up for their rights and culture.
Hope attended an intensive retreat on learning to work with Ancestral Medicine, featuring the work of Daniel For, PhD. This mulitday journey of understanding and healing was a combination of education, techniques, and facilitated experiential journeywork. Including explorations and shamanic drumming exercises to contacting and clear past wounds from your lineage. The last step is always making an offering, co-creating a mandala of gifts from the earth. Powerful work at a time when many have passed over to the other side.
Asheville, NC is known for its annual Handpan gatherings, this year a new one was created~ the Reminiscence Gathering. Hope joined the lineup of performers and gathered a group of women to perform a co-collaboration featuring handpan, cajon, frame drum, and flute for a unique presentation of the feminine spirit; in the rustic yet breathtakingly beautiful setting at Laughing Waters Retreat Center in the Appalachian forest alongside natural waterfalls. .
Honoring Mothers Painting Vigil with Nikki Moon in Asheville, NC. They began a 36 hour painting journey the morning after Mother's Day with the intention of embodying the beauty, power, and diverse nature of women and mothers, in all their forms. They created on a triptych of 3 canvases 4 ft by 7 foot long using primarily acrylic paint. As a meditation in action, there were beautiful altars of flowers, music was playing, and many other creative women came to the vigil to witness the process, & share their thoughts and heartsong to add to the vibe and intentions while Hope and Nikki were creating.