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What is a Visionary Activist?

Let’s define VISION and ACTIVISM.

The VISION is a cause, situation, social issue, or environmental injustice that catches your attention and tugs at your heartstrings. It’s something that you study and read about. You watch videos and documentaries about it. It can be the causes you’ve talked about or donated to in the past, and now there is a feeling that you are ready to take it to the next step, to bring in your own unique talents, and make a more substantial difference.

ACTIVISM is the art of taking action to bring forth whatever is bubbling up from your heart.

A Visionary Activist is anyone on the continuum from first deciding which cause you want to volunteer for, on one end of the scale, to starting your own business or nonprofit, on the other end of the scale.

Wherever you are on that continuum right now is the perfect time for you to begin to clarify and design just what is yours to do.


Announcing The Resilient Activist’s most inspired and inspiring programming

We have designed a robust, holistic activism program to support those who long to be part of the global movement to nurture the environment and bring harmony to all its beings. 

It’s so easy to be wrapped up in anxiety, negativity, and fear about the environmental health of the planet and all the related social justice issues.

This program is a shift away from what’s wrong to focus on what’s right.

The Visionary Activist program guides us to understand what each of us can do, in our own way, through our own interests and experiences – how we can make our important mark that will make a tremendous difference for a resilient world.

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Learn more through in-depth interviews with these Visionary Activists

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Sami Aaron

Founder, The Resilient Activist

Activism is the art of taking action to bring forth whatever is bubbling up from your heart.

Kathy Miller, a supporter and member of The Resilient Activist’s Core Team since its inception, interviews its founder, Sami Aaron. Longtime friends, Kathy and Sami have journeyed together from the earliest inspiration for The Resilient Activist through its various phases of development. They share the goal of creating an inspired community that nurtures, uplifts, and supports those who strive to live in conscious harmony with the natural world.

Watch Sami’s interview here.


Carl Anthony Stafford

Founder, Visionary, Certified Community Coach MY REGION WINS!

Watch Carl’s interview here.


Emily Libla

Co-founder, Drawdown of the Heartland

A common theme that drives my life is the recognition that my work isn’t about me; it’s about being of service to that which I love.  What’s needed isn’t always what I find most comfortable to give, but that’s where growth happens, and where possibilities become reality.”

Emily Libla is an educator, a questioner, and a dreamer of what’s possible when we collectively wake up and join together to create a future worth living to the fullest. Through her work, she is committed to bringing forth a shift in the prevailing worldview of separation and eliciting a remembering of our physical, emotional, and spiritual inter-being.

Watch Emily’s interview here.


Meredith McAllister

Owner, Compost Collective KC

It’s been helpful having a little bit of tough skin and saying, nope, I can do this!

Meredith is a dreamer and schemer and considers herself a “visionary activist” in every sense of the word. She believes that in order to move forward and create, we must first pause and envision what we want to exist. Meredith has envisioned, created, and led many projects and initiatives across the country.

Watch Meredith’s interview here.


AY Young

Founder, Battery Tour & United Nations Young Global Leader

Music brings everyone together, right? I mean, it’s a universal language. So let me just use that to literally get the world plugged in.

AY is a singer-songwriter, dancer, producer, and sustainability advocate and has been named by the United Nations as “1 of 17” 2020 World Youth Leaders. He is one of the first artists in the world to power his concerts with 100% renewable energy and was also recently recognized as a “40 Under 40” leader by The Energy News, a national energy publication.

Watch AY’s interview here.


Jonathan Brice Lyman

Artist, Recreational Power Park Visionary

I wanted to be in relationship with nature, be sustainable, and use my art to show what knowledge is trying to express in relationship with Earth.

Jonathan Lyman was born with a natural talent for capturing reality through his art. He struggled while searching for a deeper purpose to explain why he should make art in the first place … until he discovered a source of inner knowledge that fulfills his life-long quest for purpose, meaning, and direction. Jonathan now uses his art to capture visions that are a response to what the New Message calls, the “Great Waves of Change.”

Watch Jonathan’s interview here.


Staci Cross

Founder, Enjoy Pure Food + Drink

The vision is everything. That fact that you have a vision, you are seeing a changed world.

Enjoy’s mission is to raise the consciousness of the planet through the positive energy of healthy people. Enjoy provides convenient, high-vibration delicious food and drink to nourish the mind, body, and spirit of every customer, actively contributing to a brighter world. Staci is a 2020 graduate from the University of San Diego’s Global Advanced Leadership Program for Change-Makers.

Watch Staci’s interview here.