LISTENING. PASTORING. TEACHING. SCRIBBLING.
I am beloved + deeply connected in my sacred wholeness + rest birthright. That's my being. My doing flows from that: I'm the Co-founder + Co-CEO (Creative Empathy Offerer) + Curator + Co-creator of SOULutions at Mohawkmomma Studio and the Revolutionary Embodiment Social Media Platform.
I answer to Un-dray-ah (Andrea). My nickname, Mohawkmomma, has been with me for over ten years from my children telling their friends, "My mom wears a Mohawk."
As a meditative storyteller, I don't merely tell contemplative stories, I'm a conduit from which they flow.
I’ve been married to Keith for over 20 years and we have eight children on this earth (and one in heaven). I love the way I engage and lead the world and my life as an introvert (I energize alone) + Enneagram 5 - Observer, Sage, Identifier, Investigator. I'm a firstborn of five brothers and one sister. I love the sound of my soothing voice, my curiosity, my giggle, all my birthmarks, my bottom crooked tooth, my writing soul, and my creative obsession with acronyms + alliteration.
As a prophetic oracle of the Most High, I encourage others to join me in moments of holy solidarity—in a soul care disruption of status quo + guilt-free self-care!
It is my mission in this life to awaken, teach, empower, and pastor YOU with soul care + self-care tools + strategies centered on God's unconditional love in the depths of soul rest that help you give to yourself as much as you give to others (and other things). This helps you creatively connect—personally + collectively in your sacred belonging + sustainable living. I help you draw out your creative curiosity and imagination through healing shalom-making (which is to say, choosing to integrate wholeness through wholehearted living).
You might as well know that I am obsessed with shalom, so much so, we gifted our ninth child, our last daughter with the name.
Shalom is focused on freedom—a freedom that makes things as they ought to be—whole. Shalom-makers audaciously lament, reflect and build upon the presence and provision of Jesus.
We personally and collectively speak grace + truth to oppression in all of its forms and expressions. We work-play + rest in the abundance of divine communion as we curiously pursue embodied and emboldened joy + justice among people from inside-out. Curiosity is what fuels my creativity, courage, and communion.
I work with writers "writing souls" + oracles "divine voicers", non-profits, churches, ministries, and marketplace entities. What shift do you want to see in your life, writing, leadership? What's still inside of you, beloved? Tap or click the orange button below and let's connect your vision + mission + dreams to sustainable rhythms + goals. Also, I am unashamedly addicted to sticky notes. gel pens, candles, did I say sticky notes 😉—I really don't know how I'd live without them, they keep me focused and imaginative.
Grab My Snapshot Bio: Andrea "Mohawkmomma" Palmer is beloved. She is a curious, shalom-making, enneagram five wordsmith, big sis to six siblings, mom of eight on the earth and one in heaven, author, wife of Keith, and indie publisher who creates and curates prophetic + pastoral SOULutions as a meditative storyteller at the meeting place of word, image, and faith. She enjoys smiling at herself, wearing funky earrings, burning candles daily, fruit and veggie smoothies, essential oils, drinking water + tea, mindful nature walks, nerding out on neuro research, daydreaming, writing thank you notes (old school style), Hebraic Scripture studies, having fun playing cards or board games with family, scribbling on sticky notes, the musical stylings of Jon Batiste, India Arie, Jonathan McReynolds, and Lauryn Hill.
Her personal mission is to notice, nurture and embody divine connection with Yeshua (Jesus), WHOLE-istically love + embody her unique, integrative self, and invite others to join her. She lives her mission by being kind to herself, teaching, writing, researching, listening, giggling, pastoring, dancing, publishing, speaking, mentoring, and creating soul care spaces to help others make room to give TO themselves as much as they give OF themselves. Andrea believes that sustainable, redemptive, revolutionary, embodied lives (flaws and all) call us all forth from abundance as we choose grace over grind. Otherwise, the part of me I grind + reject is the part of me that cannot thrive + flourish as a giver + receiver— wholeheartedly, creatively.
DESIGNING. ILLUSTRATING. IMAGINING.
I'm the Creative Design Officer here at MMS. My name is Anneliese Palmer, and I’m always wearing a pencil and a few flowers in my hair, and I’m never without a sketchbook. I find inspiration in nature, shapes, and colors, so I’m always designing.
Here, I wear a lot of hats.
I graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an Associate’s degree in Fashion Design in 2018, so I bring my skills in concept and product design; color forecasting; photography; and graphics/illustration designing to the table.
And with Mohawmomma being my actual mom, that table is usually in our dining room!
What is Mohawkmomma Studio?
Mohawkmomma Studio is a growing, global community (online + in real life) of shalom-making writing souls of every age who love Jesus and life-flourishing Sabbathing Rhythms. Writers who want to live out their personal + communal freedom through their truest, most embodied, and unquestionably YOU-nique life they can possibly live with soul care + self-care in view… and that means something different to every single one of us.
Mohawkmomma Studio is a publishing studio, an online community, a portal for amazing connections, and a research source for everyday contemplative living in the mundane + miraculous of life.
Mohawkmomma Studio is a place to heal, to feel free, to feel whole (shalom/peace) and to lean into child-like creativity, curiosity and courage in one's own skin.
Mohawkmomma Studio is about elevating truth-telling, light-bearing, life-changing communion with God, self, and others.
We want to know + experience abundance in the highs, lows, and in the maturing, betwixt spaces. We want you to feel alive again! We want you to reimagine YOU (and reintroduce her to yourself + others). We want you to LIVE A SUSTAINABLE, CREATIVE, SHALOM-FILLED LIFE!
Topics I Write and Speak About to Shepherd You:
faith + theology
faith + justice
contemplative art + activism
self-care + soul care in solidarity
women in church leadership
racism and the American Church
creating + nurturing community
Whom do we serve?
So many phenomenal shalom-makers are nurturing, leading, and influencing at a high level with huge responsibilities in their families and communities. They’re writers: students, directors, volunteers, aunties, mommas, sisters, baristas, staff leaders, teachers, prophets, preachers, poets, retired, single, married, divorced, out-of-the-box pastors in churches... They’re entrepreneurs. They manage teams in the workplace. They’re leaders in non-profit organizations and digital spaces, they’re innovators who influence the masses with their art + activism—their freedom—personally + collectiely.
Basically, we serve the feminine, writing soul that dares to creatively + curiously + courageously engage their unique femininity in the world as a shalom-maker (whole-maker/peacemaker), in order to connect deeply and be salt + light as an agent and beloved daughter of God's love from the inside out.
How are you really, sis?
When you’re busy nurturing, leading, building initiatives and developing everyone else, it's hard to make space for all you need to flourish and attend to yourself. Does this describe a little of what your life looks like? If so - siSTAR, I see you. Your potential is amazing, your leadership matters, and I want to help you flourish in all you’re called to be in your intrinsic belonging.
What to expect from The SOULjouner Collective:
Teaching and training on contemplative living that I won't be sharing anywhere else.
First to be updated about new podcast episodes, events and new resources in the boutique.
Our soul care emails (love letters) are a free gift.
How do I join?
There are lots of ways to participate in what we offer at Mohawkmomma Studio and we would LOVE to have you join us! You can also join our Patreon Community for a more immersive + exclusive experience, as you invest in YOU + other shalom-making female Imago Dei (the metaphysical embodiment + expression of God, unique to humans)!
So what is the GOAL of MOHAWKMOMMA STUDIO???
It’s simple… we offer holistic + hermeneutical soul care + awaken self-care in writers/writing souls with our publishing services and our shepherding support.
Soul care defined: the process + practice of noticing, nurturing, and emBODYing your unique, whole life without guilt! Beyond a mindset, soul care is a byproduct of deep connection as you learn "To give TO yourself as much as you give OF yourself." The vehicle and the fuel for hospitable and sustainable living + writing.
Self-care defined: the mindfulness + mindset to welcome and initiate the nurture of one's humanity. The key to self-nurturing hospitality.
We hope you’ll join us in the art + activism of shalom-making—intentionally + intuitively.