Beautiful day to all my fellow beautiful humans. It is my pleasure to know you, and have you know me.

My name is Kimberly Martin and I am a graduate student pursuing my Masters of Women’s and Gender Studies. I will be applying to doctoral programs in psychology and sociology in the Fall of 2018 (keeping fingers crossed). I obtained my BA of Psychology, with minors in Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, from Guilford College University in 2015.

My current research centers carceral studies, criminal justice reform, trauma, and sex worker rights.

I am fascinated with East Asian philosophies and culture. I routinely spend time abroad in SE Asia, both academically and for personal enrichment, to better understand deeper spiritual practices and a way of life I feel has the potential to transform hearts and wars. Additionally, I advocate for holistic wellness, especially for women who often forego their own self-care when prioritizing care for others.

Woman, mother, sister, daughter, friend, lover, colleague, scholar, writer, creatrix, light worker, consciousness raiser, ailurophile, earth spiritualist, celebrator of life…the list goes on when it comes to the many roles I play in the matrix we exist in. I have been many women in my short time on earth. I struggled for years trying to make sense of them, to explain and justify them…to excuse and apologize for…to carry on in a world that says you must be this, or that, all things while no thing. When I finally accepted who I was and the life I had been given as a gift, not a burden to carry, but a space to share with and uplift others, everything shifted.

I am here to share what I have learned on this journey, one hell of a journey no doubt. It is my wish that something I have lived and shared here will serve you. I have no wish to be anything more, than in service to the world, in whatever way spirit guides me– intoxicating the world around me with light and love.

“What is it that never changes even though everything is changed? It is love.”            (Soren Kierkegaard, Three Upbuilding Discourses, 1843)

In Light & Love…