Cashavelly Morrison (she/her)
Cashavelly Morrison (she/her) is a multi-disciplinary artist, teacher, rewilder, and founder of The Center for Female Sovereignty. Since 2010, she’s taught undergraduate creative writing, performance art, mythology, and gender disparity to artists at the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. She is passionate about combining creativity and expression with healing and rewilding, seeing each as coming from the same spiritual wellspring.
She studied and performed as a ballet dancer for 18 years before training at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City and acquiring her MFA in Creative Writing at Hollins University. Her work as a musician has been featured in Rolling Stone and NPR’s Mountain Stage. Her first feature film Metamorphosis, combining storytelling, dance, and music, accompanies her third album of the same name (released October 2021) and has won awards in the LA Independent Women Film Awards and the Montreal Independent Film Festival, and is an official selection of the RiverRun International Film Festival, the Boston Independent Film Awards, the Berlin International Art Film Festival, and the Toronto International Women Film Festival.
In 2021, she participated in the 10-month wilderness immersion program Deep Remembering with rewilder and naturalist Luke McLaughlin, learning plant medicine, basketweaving, friction fire, stone tools, hide tanning, holistic healing approaches, and more. This new knowledge deepened meaning in the personal and artistic work she has done through therapy, Shamanism, and embodiment practices.
Her artistic work continues to explore these interests—in January 2023, she will present her first performance art piece at the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art combining music, dance, and art with Earth-based ritual.