Ishanee Chanda

Ishanee Chanda is a prose writer and poet from Dallas, Texas. Having been born in India, much of Ishanee's writing focuses on the struggles of being a first-generation immigrant looking for a home and identity in a different country. One thing that has always fascinated Ishanee is the idea of a story: why we tell them, who we tell them to, and what defines the ownership of one’s experience.

Ishanee is the author or two books of poetry titled Oh, these walls, they crumble and The Overflow. Additionally, she has been published in the Eckleberg Project, Stoked Words: A Queer Anthology, Z Publishing House’s Emerging Texas Writers, Flypaper Magazine, and Apricity Press. She has participated in the BlackBox Writer's Residency Program and was a part of a spoken word poetry scene in College Station, Texas known as Mic Check Poetry. Ishanee currently resides in Washington, D.C. where she works full-time in the field of immigration policy and research with plans to pursue a Masters degree in 2019. Ishanee enjoys eating her weight in Thai food, singing loudly (and badly) to Taylor Swift, and playing the ukulele just to make people smile.


Danielle Waldman

Danielle is a life coach, reiki healer and wild woman circle leader who uses her intuition and empathetic nature to connect with those around her. She loves to give individuals support on using their voice, deepening their connection with their intuition and feeling confident in their own, authentic path. She desires to hold sacred space for women and empower them to go deep.


Suzanne Henley

Hi there. I’m Suzanne. I spend my weekdays in a fluorescent lit office managing a jammed schedule. I love my work, but it can be a lot and I feel it in my mind and body. Kundalini yoga wrings out my stress and anxiety leaving feeling relaxed and my energy renewed. I am a certified kundalini and vinyasa teacher and have extensively practiced and studied meditation and contemplative prayer.           


Ranessa Porter 

Ranessa Porter is a Reiki Master-Teacher, an Integrated Energy Therapy ( IET or angelic healing) Master-Instructor, and a certified aromatherapist. She started her healing-arts journey 8 years ago. Ranessa formed Heart Centered Healing to support people via energy healing in wellness and in their life journeys. Using empathic and other intuitive abilities, Ranessa offers Reiki and Angelic Healing sessions as well as high-vibe, custom, essential-oil blends. Ranessa also sought to hold space for the spiritually curious and for the world’s nurturers and aspiring healers of the world. So, from her Alexandria, VA space, Ranessa teaches these modalities along with hosting a variety of other holistic practitioners' classes. Her intention is to build an inclusive, congenial metaphysical/spiritual community in the DMV. In her spare time, Ranessa enjoys a good cup of coffee, being near water, cuddling her doggie, and working towards social justice. Learn more about Ranessa and what lead her to her journey at