Hi beautiful human and soul,
I’m Cameron Airen, a Feminist Mindset Coach, Mentor & Gender Consultant, writer and podcaster helping feminists feel more confident, at ease, and create the change they want in their lives and in the world! I also help you up-level your gender and social awareness so you can be more conscious and create the kind of change you want.
I teach my clients how to manage their mind and emotions so they can have the lives they want, fully show up for themselves, and live according to their feminist values.
As a gender consultant and feminist mentor, I help solo entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders and creatives integrate a gender & social consciousness into their work to be a part of a growing movement of positive social change. The future is a more freeing place and I love supporting caring leaders who want to make a more powerful difference.
There have been many things you have learned throughout your life about who you are or who you "should" be...
You’ve learned these things from the adults in your lives growing up, school, peers, society, the media, and systemic oppression.
That influence your mind, body, relationships, community, sexuality...
You have the POWER of your mind and emotions, and how you want to show up in the world.
This is EXCELLENT NEWS
Because it means that no one controls how you think or feel. You do.
You have more power than you think you do.
Isn't that amazing?
You can take your power back and own it for good!
My Experience & Background
I have a master's degree in Anthropology and Social Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California and a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.
I have a background in counseling, fitness training and running coaching helping individuals connect to and take care of their bodies, hold space for their emotions and support folks to grow more into themselves and create more powerful change in the world. I also have 14+ years of experience studying gender, feminism, sexuality, social change and getting free from internalized oppression. I use this experience as some of the tools to help my clients experience more freedom in their minds, hearts, bodies, and life.
Some of my other experience includes co-leading the second round of Coaching As Activism-a 12-week long program for coaches to integrate their social activism (2017), co-founding and leading Whole Self Liberation-a community and business for inner and outer liberation (2017), being a consultant and guest teacher for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy (2017), and currently co-leading the Developing Coach Collective with Naomi Arnold (2019-2020).
For over eight years, I worked as a self-employed fitness trainer and long distance running coach. As a fitness trainer, I encountered a lot of harmful messages that the fitness industry sends us every single day. Clients of various gender identities with different goals came to me with similar beliefs and messages that they had internalized about what kind of body they "should" or "shouldn't" have. I knew that I wanted to get to the root of these oppressive beliefs, but didn't know how. Even though it became very clear to me that fitness coaching was not my passion anymore, my desire for getting to the root of our internalized oppression has led me to doing the work that I love doing now.
Back in 2016, I told myself that if I was going to start life coaching, I had to do feminist coaching integrating my knowledge + awareness + experience + passion for feminism and social justice with helping feminists feel more confident, free and live the life they want.
I believe our inner liberation and our outer liberation is interconnected. Personal growth needs a feminist analysis and our feminism needs personal growth awareness.
As A Feminist…
From a very young age, I noticed the gender inequalities in my own family and they deeply bothered me. I seemed to be more aware of sexism and oppression in general than my peers growing up, and would challenge them in my communities and the small town where I lived.
I remember the first time someone called me a feminist, I was 17 years old, and I embraced the term immediately. YES! That’s exactly what I am! I didn’t fully know what feminism was at the time, but I knew that it stood for justice; I knew that it was in alignment with my beliefs and values. I knew it was not, in fact, a dirty word even though so much of society treated it as such.
I was always a rebel, challenging the status quo in some way. I always felt deeply passionate about what I believed. So, calling myself a feminist even though it was the “f word” didn’t phase me. It was just another way that I didn’t “fit in”, and I was okay with that.
Some of my clients strongly identify as a feminist while others softly identify as one, but what they all have in common are feminist beliefs and values for social liberation, and a passion to create change that’s in alignment with their strengths, beliefs and values. I love working with multi-passionate individuals who desire to create meaningful change in society and their communities.
*In my work, I strive to acknowledge the intersections of oppression (like race, class, gender, sexuality, age, disability, etc.) as one form of oppression does not exist all on its own. All oppressions are interconnected, and there are different ways that we hold privilege and experience oppression.
*I am sex-positive, sex worker-positive, and LGBTQIA+ friendly
10 More Facts About Me
I was a runner for 20 years from eight years old to 28 yrs old. I've run a number of marathons, including ultras, and even won one once! I took first place for women at a 50k marathon in San Francisco, July 2012. I am also passionate about creating more opportunities for women and nonbinary folks to shine athletically.
I am an American Ninja Warrior nerd and connoisseur and regularly attend its tapings/events to cheer on the athletes.
I live nomadically. The first time I set out on my nomadic journey was one of the most vulnerable and transformative times of my life. I've stayed in airbnbs, with friends and family, and become a professional housesitter that’s in high-demand. I love being nomadic and housesitting, and don't plan on settling down anywhere anytime soon!
Growing up, I didn't feel completely aligned with the gender that was placed upon me and felt the complexity of my being. On one hand, I was no gender at all and never felt aligned with being assigned one. On another hand, I was passionate about dismantling patriarchy and sexism and wanted to "reclaim women's power". And on the other other hand, I didn't want to be a woman or female. These multiple experiences led me to study gender and feminism and I took to queer feminist theory like my life depended on it. Because, it kind of did. You can read more about my gender story here.
Queer feminist theory has given me a language to describe my beliefs and feelings about gender and feminism, and it's where a lot of my work is drawn.
I grew up in a small, mountain town in Colorado. While it was a beautiful place to live, the mountains are not where I feel at home. My soul comes alive when I'm in the desert or at a hot beach.
I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 8+ years before becoming nomadic.
I am a Capricorn with a Libra Moon and Cancer Rising (I find astrology fascinating).
I have an excellent memory (it's another one of my superpowers)!
Chocolate is the food I live for!
My Professional Bio
Cameron Airen is a Feminist Mindset Coach, Mentor & Gender Consultant who helps feminists feel more confident, at ease, and create the change they want in their lives and in the world! In addition, she works with solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders and creatives to help them integrate next-level gender and social consciousness into their business and work so they can be a part of a growing movement of positive social change.
Cameron has a Masters degree in Anthropology & Social Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She has 14+ years of experience studying feminism, gender, sexuality and social change.
With a background in counseling, coaching, and fitness, they have over ten years of experience helping clients manage their minds and emotions, connect to and take care of their bodies, and create more powerful change in the world.
Cameron was the creator and host of blog and podcast, Real Feminist Stories, where she interviewed over 70 diverse feminists doing amazing things in the world and having important social justice conversations. She was also the creator and host of the weekly Twitter chat #feministstory, and has facilitated feminist spaces and conversations online, and co-facilitated workshops and programs to help folx get free from patriarchy, gender norms, internalized oppression, integrate feminist and social justice values and beliefs into their business, and connect more to their joy.
Their current podcast, Live A Conscious Life, mirrors her coaching and consulting practice helping folks experience greater freedom in their mind, heart, body and spirit and expanding their awareness of gender and feminism embodying the change they want in their everyday lives.
Cam uses she/they pronouns, and is a digital nomad who works with clients from all over the globe.