“You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real, you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
~The Velveteen Rabbit

Gabrielle Nora Irene Johnson (she/her)

the shadow huntress

I have spent the past ten years navigating the internal and external worlds that surround me. I recycled my pain into fuel to uplift and move me forward, discovering along the way my innate ability to guide others and shed light on the shadow that gnaws at our being. Through healing my deepest wounds, I heard the calling to empower and guide others in their own innate ability to transform. Everyone has a “story,” here is mine..

“If you don’t like your story, leave.”

I used to think my story was my identity, a story rooted in pain and trauma. I identified as a victim. Then I identified as a survivor. Neither truly empowered me to ascend into the sovereign woman I have now become. My upbringing felt like “being in hell in your own home.”  Cyclones and hurricanes that left nothing but grief in its path. 

It became deeply taxing to hold myself in the light while drowning in my own darkness. I decided to change not only my story and my identity, but everything that clouded me from living my ultimate life. I invited more light in, embraced my shadow with compassion, and truly transmuted it. Through Life & Relationship Coaching, EMDR Therapy, Hypnosis, Tantra, Energy Work and Plant Medicine, I dove deep into shedding, healing, alchemizing and expanding. Those ten years of growing pains, salty tears, ego death, and holding up the mirror birthed the empowered Shadow Huntress and Life Guide who stands before you today. 

I have lived as a human rights activist, artist, visionary, photojournalist, and teacher in the projects of New York City and the third world. I have been a Life Guide in Asia, Africa, and Europe where I was inspired by the ancient wisdoms of indigenous peoples, rituals, alchemy, and methods rooted in Shamanism.